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Colleges balance security, scrutiny

January 20, 2011

They meet behind college campuses' closed doors, discuss students in complete confidentiality and often investigate in secret.

But suddenly, these teams are dealing with a bright, national spotlight and questions about the effectiveness of "threat assessment" or "behavior intervention" efforts that bring together campus officials to check on students who might pose a threat to themselves or others...