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Rigged from the start? -- Some Accused Of Campus Assault Say The System Works Against Them

www.npr.org Published: September 3, 2014

Young men in colleges across the country say they're being falsely accused of campus sexual assault and treated unfairly in a rush to judgment.


After years of criticism for being too lax on campus sexual assault, some colleges and universities are coming under fire from students who say the current crackdown on perpetrators has gone too far.


Dozens of students who've been punished for sexual assault are suing their schools, saying that they didn't get a fair hearing and that their rights to due process were violated. The accused students say schools simply are overcorrecting.


More than 70 campuses are under federal investigation for violating the civil rights of alleged victims, and some students say schools are running so scared that they're violating the due process rights of defendants instead.



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