UC Updates Sex Crime Policy

by Salvatore P. Ciulla on April 7, 2014 · 0 comments

in Orange County, Sexual Offenses

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Orange County criminal attorneyThe University of California has updated its sex crime policy in order to bring it in line with federal requirements. UC campuses now have a wider variety of crimes they must report to the government, they must better inform students of their rights, and there no longer needs to be as much evidence to move forward with a case.

Previously, sexual assault cases handled through the school needed “clear and convincing” evidence to find a suspect in violation of policy. Now, only a preponderance of evidence is required. Campuses will also have to keep and report statistics to the federal government on dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. Faculty and staff are also included in the policy now, whereas previously it only applied to students.

Students who are the victims of sex crime on campus have the option of reporting to campus police or the administration through the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Both take reports and conduct investigations. In 2012, there were 13 reports of sexual violence on campus.

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