New York Creates Special Victim’s Unit for Campus Sexual Assault

August 26, 2015

By Elizabeth Nolan Brown at Reason Online

It's not every day the civil-liberties minded among us cheer for more police involvement in ... well, anything. But one facet of a semi-misguided campus sexual assault law in New York could bring better results for student rape victims and students accused of rape by creating a specialized police unit that will train both college administrators and local police departments on best practices in handling sexual assault cases, as well as assist with those cases when appropriate. The initiative is part of a package of efforts to address sexual assault on college campuses that was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in July...