Policy on professors dating students

Some police officers incorrectly think that a rape report is unfounded or false if any of the following conditions apply: † For more detailed information about unfounded allegations and the need for accurate training on this subject, see: umn.edu/documents/acquaintsa/acquaintsa.shtml.In examining the problem of acquaintance rape of college students (which, as noted, accounts for 90 percent of college rapes), it is important to define the subproblems for analysis, investigation and prevention purposes.

Most rapes are unreported, perhaps giving campus administrators and police the false impression that current efforts are adequate.This guide is limited to crime addressing acquaintance rape.Other related problems not directly addressed by this guide include: "Women ages 16 to 24 experience rape at rates four times higher than the assault rate of all women,"2 making the college (and high school) years the most vulnerable for women.However, since so few men report, information is limited about the extent of the problem.6 Even current national data collection systems fail to capture information about rape of men; the FBI's Uniform Crime Report (UCR) does not provide data on male rape victims.Researchers have begun to fill this information gap with survey data, which suggest that up to 10 percent of acquaintance rape victims on campus are men.7 Since so little information is available about acquaintance rape of college men, this guide focuses on college women.

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