THE Dangers Of Gutting Due Process in Campus Sex Assault

A decade ago, after we wrote a book on the Duke lacrosse case, we assumed that universities and the media would see events in Durham as a reminder of why fair procedures matter-universities especially need procedures that will safeguard against the passions of the mob. The past few years however, have witnessed the emergence of an even more one-sided campus atmosphere. The system currently in place at colleges and universities runs far too great a risk of innocent students being found guilty. A recent study from UCLA’s John Villasenor estimated that as many as 1 in 3 innocent students suffer this fate. By KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor

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