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IU bans new student athletes who have a history of sexual violence

JenJenJenJenJenJenJenJen Registered User Posts: 811 Member
http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/04/indiana-university-bans-new-student-athletes-sexual-violence.html

Actually, I'm surprised that this isn't a policy for most schools already.

Replies to: IU bans new student athletes who have a history of sexual violence

  • JenJenJenJenJenJenJenJen Registered User Posts: 811 Member
    ...I thought this was worthy of discussion, was I wrong?
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 63,552 Senior Member
    It may not be a policy because few frosh have much of an opportunity between turning 18 and entering college to get convicted of such a crime, so the situation may not have come up before.

    Such a situation may be more likely for transfers, who have had more time since turning 18 to acquire a record if they are crime-prone.
  • JenJenJenJenJenJenJenJen Registered User Posts: 811 Member
    Oh, you mean because juveniles' records are sealed, colleges have no way of knowing when they've recruited a rapist-athelete?
  • philbegasphilbegas Registered User Posts: 2,922 Senior Member
    Man, I really feel like violent crime should not be sealed away. A misdemeanor drug violation or something like that sure but a school should know if its athletes committed something like aggravated sexual assault.
  • brantlybrantly Registered User Posts: 1,936 Senior Member
    But they can still attend the school. Yeah, that'll help.

  • JenJenJenJenJenJenJenJen Registered User Posts: 811 Member
    I agree with @philbegas to a certain degree, except that punishment and rehabilitation suggest that those students have supposedly learned to not sexually abuse other people...
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