Those of you who watch network TV might be familiar with NBC’s Law and Order SVU. It follows detectives from the New York City’s sex crimes unit. Yes, there are actually sex crime units; that is how bad rape incidents actually are. Anyway, Wednesday’s episode was obviously inspired by UNC’s rape case; I am glad people are paying attention.
I am attaching the link for those of you who want to watch it online: http://www.nbc.com/law-and-order-special-victims-unit/video/girl-dishonored/n35873/, but keep in mind it is never for the faint of heart.
What universities can learn from this is that if they concentrate on keeping students safe, and not worry about the crime statistics, they will grow. If it is known that a campus has an extreme draconian medieval response to rape cases, rapists will think twice. This is just my opinion of course, but either way we need to keep the conversation going on this.
Have a good weekend!
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III