College Crimes and the issue of Reporting Crime on College Campuses are issues that are frequently in the news. College Crimes are generally Crimes that happen on college campuses. When attending college it is important for the students to feel safe on their campus. Date Rape This unfortunately hasn’t always been the case when it comes to the reporting of crimes by University’s and Colleges. To help make sure that colleges report crime that happens on campus, the federal government drafted and signed into law the Clery Act in 1990. The Clery Act requires colleges participating in student financial aid programs (and therefore subjectable to Congress) to report all crimes that occur on or near the campus. The law was originally drafted by United States Senator Arlen Specter who named the law after Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University student, who was raped and murdered by Joseph Henry in 1986. The Lehigh campus had not been actively reporting crimes that had been occurring on campus.
Since the Clery Act was enacted College Crimes and reporting crime on College Campuses has improved and more crimes have been reported by university’s and colleges. school disciplinary hearings As a result of the Clery Act the overall crime rate on college campuses has had a steady decrease. The only category of campus crimes that has not decreased are sex crimes such as rape and sexual assault. There is almost a 100% increase in sex crimes on college campuses since 2000. The Clery Act requires colleges to report all crimes that occur on or near the campus annually, which includes felony crimes such as robbery, burglary, sex crimes, shootings, vehicle thefts etc. Crimes such as the Clery Act help ensure that crimes that take place on campus are prosecuted. Make sure to contact the experienced College Crime lawyers at the Law Offices of Kelly & Conte.