As the number of sexual assault cases on military campuses has grown, questions have been raised about the military’s handling of them.
But some academics say the military has a better reputation for protecting victims and for treating sexual assault with respect than other institutions.
The U-M Lassa professor of history and professor of law, Dr. Elizabeth Brown, told the Associated Press that U.M. Lassas reputation for rape cases is “good.”
She said the military is not a place where women are not respected.
“I think that it’s the responsibility of the military to hold itself to the highest standard,” she said.
Brown also said U.B.L.’s reputation as a rape-friendly institution was “a bit misleading” because some of the cases reported by women at the school were dismissed by their military commanders.
“The military is an institution that is extremely punitive toward sexual assault,” Brown said.
“We are not a culture where you can say, ‘Hey, we’re not going to tolerate this behavior.'”
The military does not have an official policy or a procedure for handling sexual assault complaints, but there is a policy on sexual harassment, which includes reporting and investigation.
The military has also begun to institute more aggressive training on sexual assault prevention and response.
The Associated Press obtained internal documents that outline how the military handled sexual assault allegations in 2016 and 2017.
One memo obtained by AP describes how the school suspended the professor and her students after her students reported sexual assault to the school.
The documents say that while there were many reports of sexual violence at U.L., “there was not one instance where a victim was ever reported for any form of sexual misconduct.”
U.P.S., the U.N. agency that monitors gender-based violence, reported that the military in 2016 had received 632 sexual assault reports from the U-L, including 563 reports of assault.
About two-thirds of those reports were dismissed.
The AP found that a majority of those dismissed cases were later determined not to be sexual assault.
In 2017, the U.-P.P., a U.K.-based advocacy group, found that about 40 percent of sexual assaults on U.U.’s campus involved students of color, and that black and Latino students made up the majority of sexual offenders.
U.R.S.-The University of Rochester’s dean of students, Michael P. Miller, told AP that while U.O. is not the most violent school in the world, “they are very much the institution of the future, because of the leadership they have, and we can’t have that leadership absent.”
“I have to think that if we were to do a full investigation of all these sexual assaults, and of the incidents that have occurred at UO, we would find that they are extremely low and that we are not at all alone,” Miller said.
Miller said the school’s culture of violence is reflected in its reputation as the only institution of higher learning that has a rape culture.
“They have a high rate of sexual aggression, a high rape culture, a sexual assault epidemic,” Miller added.
Brown, who is also a member of the faculty of law at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, told ABC News she believes U.A.’s culture is similar to other institutions that have had an issue with sexual violence, like Rutgers University, where the school is now under fire for the mishandling of sexual abuse allegations.
“There are certain things that are more common at the American military than elsewhere,” Brown, a professor of political science and the director of the Center for the Study of Violence Against Women, said.
The Military Times, an academic journal that has been publishing articles on the UB, military and rape for years, has also written about UB’s sexual assault problem.
The newspaper reported that about half of the sexual assault incidents that occurred on UB campuses were reported to the military, and many were dismissed or not investigated.
“A lot of what is being reported is not necessarily sexual assault, but the lack of response from the military and the lack (of) accountability for the perpetrators, or the lack, as a whole, of transparency,” Brown told ABC.
She said it is not just UB where the culture of sexual harassment is pervasive.
“You see the problem in the military itself as well, and the UH community,” Brown added.
“When you go to the college and say, what happened, you’re talking about people that have a history of sexual behavior that is not recognized, and they’re not getting the respect they deserve.”
She added that the UMass Dartmouth professor of sociology, Sarah McBride, told her that UMass’ reputation for being a rape and sexual assault-friendly school is due in part to its relationship with the military.
“UMass is a place that