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Jeanne Clery Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Disclosure Act Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered in her dorm room at Lehigh University in 1986.

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1 Jeanne Clery Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Disclosure Act Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered in her dorm room at Lehigh University in Her killer was another student. Her parents believe she would have been more cautious if she had known about other violent crimes at Lehigh.

2 The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act. The Act requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. What is the Clery Act?

3 How does it impact the University? Many crimes and incidents, especially when one student sexually assaults another, are not reported to the police. To ensure that students know about dangers on their campuses, the Clery Act requires institutions to gather and publish data from three kinds of Campus Security Authorities. How does it impact the University?

4 What makes me a Campus Security Authority? People or offices responsible for campus security. People or offices to which campus policy directs that crimes be reported. “Officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.”

5 Who is responsible for campus security? Police Non-police security staff Responsible for monitoring or controlling entrances to campus property residence hall security guards residence hall security guards parking/information kiosk operators parking/information kiosk operators building security guards building security guards Special events security staff Special events security staff Campus safety escorts Campus safety escorts

6 Designated Individuals University Police Department City Police Dept. Campus Security Authorities (CSA’s) Local Crime Stoppers A&M-Texarkana policy directs that crimes be reported to:

7 Focus on student activities, not faculty and staff. Focus on function, not title: Line of responsibility Student life—housing, judiciary, dispute resolution, extracurricular, sports, etc. Contact with students Officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities should...

8 Dean of Students Student Housing Officials Judicial Affairs Athletic Director & Team Coaches Faculty Advisor to a Student Group Officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities continued... Definitely included:

9 Officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities continued... l Individual faculty who are not advisors to student groups l Clerical staff Some examples of those NOT included:

10 If you are a licensed mental health counselor or a pastoral counselor AND You are working within the scope of your license or religious assignment. You are not required to report. Officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities but...

11 I’m a Campus Security Authority, what do I have to do? l Just get the facts the Police will categorize the report. You are not a detective. l You don’t have to prove what happened or who was at fault. l You aren’t supposed to find the perpetrator. l DON’T identify the victim. If someone tells you about an incident which may be a crime, you must record the information and submit it to the A&M Texarkana Police.

12 What crimes must I report? Criminal homicide Manslaughter Sex offense: forcible & non-forcible Aggravated assault Burglary Robbery Motor vehicle theft Arson Arrest & disciplinary referral: liquor, drug, & weapons law violation Hate crime The 10 Clery Crimes

13 Just get the facts... Encourage the person to report the crime to police. (But don’t insist) Tell the person how he/she can report anonymously to Police at: BUT: The decision isn’t yours. (A person who talks to you may not want to talk to Police—and doesn’t have to)

14 Just get the facts continued... “Clery Act Crimes Tally Sheet” -- A statistical tally of all Clery Act crimes A statistical compilation of Clery Act crimes must be submitted to the A&M-Texarkana police quarterly. Even if you have no crimes to report, A&M- Texarkana police must document a response from each CSA. A “Campus Security Authority Crime Report” must accompany every crime reported.

15 Just get the facts continued... Specific questions will help police assign the crime to the correct category. Get as accurate and complete a description of what happened as you can. Put in the additional information for Alcohol, Drug and Weapons offenses. Ascertain whether the incident was a hate motivated crime. “Campus Security Authority Crime Report” – A description of the incident or crime

16 Just get the facts continued... Complete the “Campus Security Authority” Crime Report. (You may need to wait until the person leaves) Tell the person you must report the incident as a statistic but will not identify him/her or anyone involved without permission.

17 Is the victim or assailant a student? Are they acquaintances? Does the victim wish to remain anonymous? Has the incident been reported to police or to any other CSA? Was either party under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Get the facts--all cases

18 Offer help... Reporting crimes to the campus police. Campus programs which assist victims of sexual and/or other forms assault. Procedures for seeking medical help. Provide the person with information on:

19 Non-reportable crimes A person tells you about a crime that occurred away from the campus and was not an A&M- Texarkana sponsored activity. However, if in doubt report the incident. Do not report a crime if:

20 Homicide (someone has been killed) Who? Where? When? How? Is a violent situation in progress? Call Police immediately!

21 Sex offense Is the victim in danger? Did the assailant use or threaten force? Have a weapon? Did the assailant penetrate the victim’s body? Did the victim consent? Did the victim know the assailant? Was the victim unable to consent because of drugs or alcohol? Was the victim a minor (younger than 18)?

22 Robbery or burglary (something was stolen) What was taken or attempted to be taken? What is its value? Did the perpetrator accost victim in person? If yes, Did the perpetrator use or threaten force? Have a weapon? If so, what kind? Was the victim injured? Did the victim feel threatened or in danger?

23 Was the item taken from inside a residence, dorm room, or office? Was the door open, closed or locked? How did the thief get in? Robbery or burglary continued... If perpetrator did not accost the victim in person:

24 Motor vehicle theft What kind of vehicle? Where was it taken from? When was it taken? Has it been recovered? Do you know who did it? (“Joyriding” is a motor vehicle theft if the vehicle is taken by person without lawful access)

25 Arson (something was burned) What was burned or attempted to be burned? Was anyone hurt? Was there property damaged? How much? When did it happen? When was it discovered? Was there graffiti or other evidence of hate motivation?

26 Hate crime Did the attacker confront the victim in person? Did the attacker use or threaten to use force? What kind? Was there a weapon? Was the victim injured? Did the attack or threat include racial, ethnic, religious, disabled or homophobic comments?

27 Liquor, drug, weapon law violations Police must keep statistics on the number of people arrested or cited for liquor, drug and weapon law violations. Student housing and student judicial affairs officers must keep statistics on the number of people referred for disciplinary action for liquor, drug and weapon law violations. Statistics must reflect the total number of persons involved, not incidents.

28 Location, location, location... On campus On campus, in residence halls On public property adjacent to campus On affiliated/non-campus property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization It occurred :


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