The Production Of Sexual Violence In Higher Education: The Role Of Federal Legislation
AuthorFerrara, Elizabeth Morgan
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
AbstractThis thesis aims to address the role of federal legislation interactions with culture to produce sexual violence against university women. Providing a foundational understanding of sexual violence in higher education will frame and aid in the dissection of two major federal policies: Title IX and the Clery Act. Through the utilization of critical public policy analysis, the content of this work address the vulnerabilities within legislation and how they are shifted onto university women, continuing a self-feeding cycle that excludes women from the pursuit of an education, but ultimately from their families, communities, workforce, policy, and world. In closing, policy recommendations that combine legal and public health approaches to sexual violence will be provided in the hopes to speak to a chronically hidden, yet rising phenomena.