Schools are disincentivized to rule in their favor, lest they risk a federal investigation.“The heavy thumb of the federal government is always on the side of the accuser,” he said.
“If they rule in favor of the accuser, they risk nothing.”Dershowitz believes colleges should abandon the adjudication process completely and stick to providing resources.
He did not respond to a request for comment from Buzz Feed News.
Sexual assault and dating violence are not mutually exclusive.
Some studies show that the oft-reported statistic that one in five women is sexually assaulted during college also applies to domestic violence, often called “dating violence” or “intimate partner violence.” Around 20% of college students report having experienced dating violence by a current partner, and college-aged women (16–24) experience the highest rate of dating violence than any other age group, according to the Justice Department.