Last year, Rolling Stone published a story about a gang rape of a student at the University of Virginia, but inconsistencies raised doubt about the story’s validity. Now after a five-month investigation, the Charlottesville police say they could not conclude the assault took place. Judy Woodruff learns more about the findings from T. Rees Shapiro of The Washington Post. Continue reading
A new film called “The Hunting Ground” offers a disturbing look at sexual assault at colleges around the country. Producer Amy Ziering and director Kirby Dick previously examined the widespread crisis of sexual assault in the U.S. military in their film “The Invisible War.” Ziering and Dick talk to Jeffrey Brown about what they see as an epidemic of rape on campus. Continue reading
The deal would restore 112 victories to Penn State’s football record and make former coach Joe Paterno the winningest coach in the college sport’s history. Continue reading
There are hundreds of service members who have been convicted of sex offenses but never appear on any public registry once they leave the military, disappearing into neighborhoods across the country and, in some cases, preying on new victims. Special correspondent Mark Greenblatt of the Scripps News Service reports. Continue reading
If there’s a conversation taking place about the prevalence of campus sexual assault in the United States, the statistic “one in five” is usually thrown around. For many it’s a number that has helped galvanize a movement. But many question just how accurate the figure is. Continue reading
While the estimated number of cases of sexual assault are down 25 percent from two years ago, actual reports of assault have increased 8 percent in the past year. Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel said the findings are both a sign of progress and a need for greater reform. Hari Sreenivasan reports on continuing concern over retaliation for and how lawmakers are responding. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The number of sexual assaults reported by military service members rose again this year, with an increase of 8 percent, officials told The Associated Press.