Why did the Obama administration alter the rules governing the handling of sexual assault allegations on college campuses?
Answer the following questions. Please include introductory and concluding paragraphs framing the ideas presented within the body of the paper. 1. Why did the Obama administration alter the rules governing the handling of sexual assault allegations on college campuses? 2. How did the Obama-era guidelines on campus sexual assault alter the: a) priorities; b) investigative practices; c) evidentiary burdens; and d) bureaucracies of colleges and universities? 3. What, according to Emily Yoffes reporting, are some of the unintended consequences and potentially damaging effects of the changes made to campus sexual assault proceedings following the 2011 Obama-issued guidelines? Who has been disadvantaged by these? 4. How do the recently proposed guidelines by Betsy Devos on campus sexual assault issued by the Education Department under the Trump Administration differ from the Obama-era guidelines? What problem(s) with the Obama-era guidelines does the Devos Dept. of Education guidelines seek to mitigate with its proposed guidelines? 5. Using specific examples from Krakauers book, Missoula, describe the challenges that colleges, local police, prosecuting attorneys, and judges confront when investigating and adjudicating campus sexual assault allegations. 6. Again, using examples from Missoula, as well as the NYT feature, 45 Stories of Sex and Consent on Campus, describe the challenges that criminal justice system and university actors confront in seeking to determine the presence or absence of consent in cases of alleged campus sexual assault. 7. Based on these observations, what policies and practices should by implemented by: a) universities and campus public safety; b) local police and prosecuting attorneys; and c) judges to improve the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases? Use these sources: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/09/the-uncomfortable-truth-about-campus-rape-policy/538974/ https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/09/the-question-of-race-in-campus-sexual-assault-cases/539361/ https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/assessing-betsy-devos-proposed-rules-on-title-ix-and-sexual-assault https://www.intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/courts-not-campuses-should-decide-sexual-assault-cases