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Resource ID: #26840
Subject: Sexual assaults
Source: Daily Tar Heel
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Date: November 25, 2014

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Sexual assault on campuses has been a hot-button issue for more than a year, and The Daily Tar Heel is constantly looking for ways to uncover new information. For months, editors at the newspaper pushed for data regarding the adjudication of sexual assault. This request was finally granted in fall 2014, and my story is the result of these public records. They felt this story was important to tell because many people wonder why colleges handle the punishment of this violent crime. But the story used data and experts from both the university and criminal justice system to show how both sides struggle to adjudicate sexual assault. In addition, the story explored how sexual assault survivors rely on having a multitude of options to keep them safe on campus. However, that system only works if student rapists are actually punished for their crimes.

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