University of Pennsylvania’s new sexual assault reporting procedures

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Guests: Carol Tracy, David Rudovsky

The University of Pennsylvania recently announced new rules for handling sexual assault reports. The new procedures are a response to guidelines set by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. Victim’s advocates say the new policy is sorely needed but in a letter, a group of Penn Law professors has expressed concerns that these new rules may trample on the rights of the accused.  Last fall, a group of Harvard Law professors raised similar questions about the fairness of the new procedures. Today, we examine the new rules and what it means for alleged victims of assault and for those accused the crime with CAROL TRACY, executive director of the Women’s Law Project and DAVID RUDOVSKY, a senior fellow at University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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