Campuses Face Heightened Scrutiny after Freeh Report

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

All college campuses are required to track crime statistics and security measures, crime prevention programs and procedural lists to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (The Clery Act). Apparent negligence in adequately tracking campus crimes have led to a number of high-profile missteps, including Penn State’s failure to report Jerry Sandusky’s inappropriate conduct during his tenure at the university. According to the Freeh Report, an independent assessment of the campus’s response to allegations against Sandusky, “The University’s incomplete implementation of the Clery Act was a contributing factor in the failure to report the 2001 sexual abuse committed by Sandusky.”

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