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1 “Violence At College” Project A.C.E. “Violence At College” Project A.C.E. By Hal Haynes Senior Director for Student Life

2 Project A.C.E. What is Project A.C.E.?  A collaborative effort that includes business people, government officials, law enforcement leaders, social service professionals, K-16 educators.  Using a community-based assets driven approach to change attitudes and behavior.  Seeking to encourage Action, foster Commitment, and offer Education for the purpose of helping young people in our region make healthier choices with regard to six challenging issues in their lives…

3 Project A.C.E. – Six Topics Methamphetamine & other drugs (Tobacco, Cocaine, Marijuana) Methamphetamine & other drugs (Tobacco, Cocaine, Marijuana) Suicide Suicide Violence Violence Sexual Activity Sexual Activity Gambling Gambling Alcohol Alcohol

4 Project A.C.E. – Why? Because we care about young people in southwest North Dakota Because we care about young people in southwest North Dakota We recognize the critically important role young people will play in the future successes and vitality of North Dakota. We recognize the critically important role young people will play in the future successes and vitality of North Dakota.

5 Project A.C.E. – Partners Badlands Human Service Center Badlands Human Service Center Bureau of Criminal Investigation Bureau of Criminal Investigation Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce Clear Channel Radio – KCAD, KZRX, KLTC Clear Channel Radio – KCAD, KZRX, KLTC Community Action Partnership Community Action Partnership Department of Public Instruction Department of Public Instruction Dickinson Ministerial Association Dickinson Ministerial Association Dickinson Police Department Dickinson Police Department Dickinson State University Dickinson State University Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center Elected Officials Elected Officials KDIX Radio KDIX Radio KQCD-TV KQCD-TV KXMA-CBS2 KXMA-CBS2 NDSU Extension NDSU Extension North Dakota Highway Patrol North Dakota Highway Patrol Quality Quick Print Quality Quick Print Region VIII School Systems Region VIII School Systems Rural Crime and Justice Center Rural Crime and Justice Center Southwestern District Health Unit Southwestern District Health Unit Southwest District Juvenile Court Southwest District Juvenile Court St. Joseph’s Hospital & Health Center St. Joseph’s Hospital & Health Center Stark County Sheriff’s Department Stark County Sheriff’s Department Stark County Social Services Stark County Social Services The Dickinson Press The Dickinson Press West Dakota Parent & Family West Dakota Parent & Family Resource Center Resource Center

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7 Campus Violence History Source: NASPA National Conference; NETWORK Presentation, 2005

8 More History Source: NASPA Conference, NETWORK Presentation, 2005

9 Criminal violence and homicide are associated with intoxication by the aggressor and victim in % of documented cases (Campus Violence, 1999) The Core Institute reported that almost half of all college students experience violence on campus and that alcohol is almost always involved. Studies of sexual violence on college campuses estimate that 75 % of victims and perpetrators had been using alcohol at the time of the crime (Campus Violence, 1999). A 1998 study published in the American Journal of Health Studies found that alcohol was involved in almost 60 % of non-sexual assaults perpetrated on college students. One study indicated that 27 percent of women had experienced rape or attempted rape after being given alcohol or other drugs by the perpetrator (Campus Violence, 1999). According to research reported by Alcohol Related Injuries and Violence Project 35 to 63% of all firearm victims had alcohol in their blood, with 18 to 65 % of suicide victims. Alcohol and Violence

10 Campus Violence Project A.C.E. Rape/sexual assault was the only violent crime against student more likely to be committed by a person the victim knew. Non-strangers committed 79% of the rape/sexual assault against students. Rape/sexual assault was the only violent crime against student more likely to be committed by a person the victim knew. Non-strangers committed 79% of the rape/sexual assault against students. Alcohol and other drugs were implicated in approximately 55-74% of sexual assaulted on campus (Lisak & Roth, 1990;Muehlenherd & Linton, 1987). Alcohol and other drugs were implicated in approximately 55-74% of sexual assaulted on campus (Lisak & Roth, 1990;Muehlenherd & Linton, 1987). Non Hispanic whites were more likely than other race to be victims of overall violence or simple assault. Black Students were somewhat more likely than white students to suffer a simple assault. Non Hispanic whites were more likely than other race to be victims of overall violence or simple assault. Black Students were somewhat more likely than white students to suffer a simple assault. Male college students were twice as likely to be victims of overall violence than female students. Male college students were twice as likely to be victims of overall violence than female students. White college students had somewhat higher rates of violent victimization than Blacks and higher rates than students of other races. White college students had somewhat higher rates of violent victimization than Blacks and higher rates than students of other races. Source: American College Health Association, Source: American College Health Association, 2005.

11 Campus Violence Project A.C.E. Strangers committed 58% of all violent crimes of students. Strangers committed 58% of all violent crimes of students. Approximately 93% of crimes against students occurred off-campus. Approximately 15% of students reside on campus. Approximately 93% of crimes against students occurred off-campus. Approximately 15% of students reside on campus. Only 35% of acts of violence against students were reported to the police in the period. Only 35% of acts of violence against students were reported to the police in the period. In 41% of all violent crime experienced by college students, the offender was perceived to be under the influence of drugs and/ or alcohol In 41% of all violent crime experienced by college students, the offender was perceived to be under the influence of drugs and/ or alcohol Firearms were present in 9% of al violent crimes, 8% of assaults, and 31% of robberies against college students. Weapons were present in 34% of all violent college student crimes. Firearms were present in 9% of al violent crimes, 8% of assaults, and 31% of robberies against college students. Weapons were present in 34% of all violent college student crimes. Source: American College Health Association, Source: American College Health Association, 2005.

12 Campus Violence Project A.C.E. Nationwide, 8% of men and 1% of woman have working firearms at college. (Miller, Hemenway, & Wechsler, 2002). Nationwide, 8% of men and 1% of woman have working firearms at college. (Miller, Hemenway, & Wechsler, 2002). More than one- third (36%) of lesbian, gay bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) undergraduate student have experience harassment within the past year (Rankin, 2003). More than one- third (36%) of lesbian, gay bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) undergraduate student have experience harassment within the past year (Rankin, 2003). Twenty percent of faculty, staff, and students surveyed feared for their physical safety because of their sexual orientation or gender identity (Rankin, 2003) Twenty percent of faculty, staff, and students surveyed feared for their physical safety because of their sexual orientation or gender identity (Rankin, 2003) Within the last school year,7% of students were in a physical fight and 4% were physically assaulted (ACHA,2002) Within the last school year,7% of students were in a physical fight and 4% were physically assaulted (ACHA,2002) Nearly 19% of student who drank alcohol reported being physically injured ( ACHA, 2004) Nearly 19% of student who drank alcohol reported being physically injured ( ACHA, 2004) Source: American College Health Association, Source: American College Health Association, 2005.

13 Campus Violence Project A.C.E. Approximately 15-20% of female college students have experienced forced intercourse (rape) (Fisher, Cullen, & Turner, 2000; Koss Gidycz & Wisnieski, 1987) Approximately 15-20% of female college students have experienced forced intercourse (rape) (Fisher, Cullen, & Turner, 2000; Koss Gidycz & Wisnieski, 1987) Approximately 5-15% of college men have acknowledge forced intercourse (Koss et al., 1987; Malamuth, Sockloskie,Koss,& Tanaka, 1991) Approximately 5-15% of college men have acknowledge forced intercourse (Koss et al., 1987; Malamuth, Sockloskie,Koss,& Tanaka, 1991).Approximately one out of every 14 U.S. men have been physically assaulted or raped by an intimate partner (Tjaden & Thoennes, 2000)..Approximately one out of every 14 U.S. men have been physically assaulted or raped by an intimate partner (Tjaden & Thoennes, 2000). Simple assault accounted for about two thirds of the college student violent crimes (63%), while raped/sexual assault accounted for around 6%. Simple assault accounted for about two thirds of the college student violent crimes (63%), while raped/sexual assault accounted for around 6%. Approximately 5% of complete and attempted rapes committed against students were reported to police (Fisher et al., 2000). Approximately 5% of complete and attempted rapes committed against students were reported to police (Fisher et al., 2000). Source: American College Health Association, Source: American College Health Association, 2005.

14 Campus Violence Project A.C.E. An estimated 1,700 college students die each year from alcohol- related injuries (Hingson, Heeren, Zakocs, Kopstein, & Weschsler, 2002) An estimated 1,700 college students die each year from alcohol- related injuries (Hingson, Heeren, Zakocs, Kopstein, & Weschsler, 2002) Most (72%) of the off-campus violence against student was between 6p.m. to 6a.m. Most (72%) of the off-campus violence against student was between 6p.m. to 6a.m. Most on campus violence (56%) against students occurred during the day, 6a.m. to 6 p.m. Most on campus violence (56%) against students occurred during the day, 6a.m. to 6 p.m. About one-quarter of students were injured as a result of the violence, but only 60% of those injured were treated for their injuries. About one-quarter of students were injured as a result of the violence, but only 60% of those injured were treated for their injuries. Overall violent crime against student fell from 88 to 41 victimizations per 1,000 students, and a similar drop was observed in non- student of the same age. Overall violent crime against student fell from 88 to 41 victimizations per 1,000 students, and a similar drop was observed in non- student of the same age. Source: American College Health Association, 2005 Source: American College Health Association, 2005

15 Dickinson State University #’s MURDER0000 FORCIBLE SEX OFFENSES0001 NON-FORCIBLE SEX OFFENCES0000 ROBBERY0000 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT0000 BURGLARY0020 MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT0401 CRIMES COMMITTED ON CAMPUS OR OCCURRING ON THE PROPERTY OF UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS OR AFFECTING UNIVERSITY SANCTIONED EVENTS

16 Dickinson State University #’s LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS1783 DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS0011 WEAPONS POSSESSION0000 LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS0010 WEAPONS POSSESSION0001 ARRESTS FOR THE FOLLOWING CRIMES OCCURRING ON CAMPUS, ON PROPERTY BELONGING TO UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS OR AFFECTING UNIVERSITY SANCTIONED EVENTS VIOLATIONS REFERRED FOR CAMPUS DISCIPLINARY ACTION

17 What Next? What do we as a community and region need to do to move forward from this point? What do we as a community and region need to do to move forward from this point?


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