How Can Physical Assault on College or University Campuses Be Prevented?

Karomat Kilicheva, Gavkhar Klicheva


Sexual violence victimization is very common among college and university students worldwide. Not only is sexual violence against undergraduate students common, but it may also have devastating short-term and longer-term sequela in a variety of domains. A recent sequence of highly publicized sexual assaults and the ambiguous responses by the educational institutions has led the academic administrators and policymakers to interventive and legislative change. For these changes to be effective, legislators and academic administrators are in need of effective protection of victims, perpetrator punishment, and encouragement of institutional obedience with relevant legislation. This paper aims to review past research studies to initially examine the root causes of sexual assault occurring on college or university campuses, then to suggest an appropriate solution to prevent or at least reduce this issue.


Sexual Assault; College; Emotional Damage; Mental Health; Intervention; Long-Lasting Effect

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