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Title:Role of University Staff in Handling Hate Crimes
Author(s):ASS199 07-01
Student Housing
Abstract:This project explores the role of university administration and housing staff in reporting, recording, investigating, protecting, and following up with students who have experienced hate crimes on campus. The author seeks to answer the following questions: What are the effects of racism and the conditions that facilitate it? What types of hate crimes are experienced on campus and how does the university handle these issues? What does the administration do when approached about hate crimes? What actions do they take to investigate the crimes and protect the victims? What is the administration’s opinion about racism and how does that affect the university’s race climate? How do Muslim Americans fit into this climate? Based on interviews with university deans and housing administrators, this study concludes that hate crimes seem to be uncommon on campus because they are underreported by students who experience them and in response the university system needs to change in order to accommodate these issues.
Issue Date:2007-05-15
Publication Status:unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-10

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