The Blueprint for Campus Police: Responding to Sexual Assault

Publication Date: 2016
Abstract: The purpose of The Blueprint for Campus Police: Responding to Sexual Assault is to fill gaps in current research and identify best practices in campus police response to sexual assault. The Blueprint is a multi-level approach to the complex problem of campus sexual assault that builds upon the existing body of knowledge and recognizes the need for identifying emerging best practices. The Blueprint is empirically driven through in-depth interviews, field observations, and a thorough review of the policies and practices pertaining to campus sexual assault. This resource is intended to serve as a guide or toolkit for police at all levels (chief executives, investigation, and patrol) in response to sexual assault crimes with the implementation of victim-centered and trauma-informed approaches. In this way, the Blueprint replaces tradition with science.