AirTalk for June 23, 2014

UC Sexual Assault Task Force leaves out rights of the accused

Janet Napolitano

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Janet Napolitano has created a UC Task Force to ensure safety of students at UC campuses.

The UC system has announced the creation of a sexual assault task force to oversee efforts to prevent sexual violence at UC campuses. It includes two members of the UC Board of Regents, campus police officials, UC and campus administrators, representatives from victim advocacy groups,

Title IX officers, student conduct officers and an undergraduate and graduate student, but no rights of the accused advocates.

We’ll talk about how the task force was composed, what its purpose will be and how it can effectively do its job without a voice representing the rights of accused students.

Guest:

Dianne Klein, Assistant Media Relations Director, University of California Office of the President    

Mark Hathaway, private defense attorney in Los Angeles who has represented students and others accused of sexual misconduct


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