1st Edition

Uprooting Sexual Violence in Higher Education A Guide for Practitioners and Faculty

By Amy S. Murphy, Brian Van Brunt Copyright 2017
    320 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    320 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    With national conversation turned toward sexual assault on college campuses, knowing how to identify, prevent, and address these incidents in a safe, and productive way is essential for administrators and faculty. Uprooting Sexual Violence in Higher Education provides colleges and universities with a foundational understanding of twelve risk factors related to sexual assault, stalking, and intimate partner violence. By presenting a blend of theory, research, and the personal reflections of professionals ‘on the front lines,’ this book provides insights into the motivations, attitudes, and behaviors behind sexual assault on campus, as well as strategies for mitigating these risk factors in an effort to tailor prevention efforts. Whether you are seeking a way to navigate the recent regulations on sexual violence from the federal government or merely wish to safeguard the welfare of students on your campus, this book will provide the neccesary, and invaluable foundation you need to empower, respect, and support all students.


    Chapter 1: Violence Against Women Act.

    Chapter 2: Summary of the 12 Risk Factors.

    Chapter 3: The Seven C’s and Doing Prevention Well

    Chapter 4: Objectification and Depersonalization

    Chapter 5: Obsessive or Addictive Pornography/Sex Focus

    Chapter 6: Threats and Ultimatums

    Chapter 7: Misogynistic Ideology

    Chapter 8: Grooming Behaviors

    Chapter 9: Using Substances to Obtain Sex

    Chapter 10: Hardened or Inflexible Point of View

    Chapter 11: Pattern of Escalating Threat

    Chapter 12: Lack of Empathy

    Chapter 13: Sensation Seeking Behaviors

    Chapter 14: Obsessive and/or Addictive Thoughts or Behaviors

    Chapter 15: Past Experiences

    Chapter 16: Consent

    Chapter 17: Climate Surveys

    Chapter 18: Future Directions





    Amy Murphy is Assistant Professor of Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education at Angelo State University and formerly the Dean of Students at Texas Tech University, USA.

    Brian Van Brunt is Senior Vice President for Professional Program Development at the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM), USA.

    "The authors draw on an array of theory, literature, and case studies to explain the issues surrounding sexual violence, help the reader understand and apply the information, and offer practical ways to address the behavior on campuses.  The careful and thoughtful architecture of this important material makes this a must read for those leading violence prevention efforts on college and university campuses." 

    --Kathy Cavins-Tull, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Texas Christian University

    "This book provides essential information for taking a proactive approach to sexual misconduct. While aimed at higher education, the information here can be used by anyone seeking to understand the issues and to identify the root causes in our culture and society. The guidance offered through front-line practitioners and the discussion questions are solid tools for immediate implementation that make this a valuable item for campus toolkits."

    --Georgina Dodge, Title IX Coordinator, Chief Diversity Officer, and Associate Vice President, University of Iowa