“This book signals a turning point in addressing rape and sexual assault in college and university environments. It is innovative, practical, and empowering. How we address rape and sexual assault needs to change, and this book will take the reader through the process of understanding human sexuality, rape, trauma, and how we can help ground a new approach that will eliminate this scourge on campus life.” Ruth Krug, campus rape survivor, Restorative Justice specialist, from the Foreword.
The feature article explains why Sam Staley dedicated two years to writing Unsafe On Any Campus?
“I finally had time to read your book. It is so good. Every time I would reach a point where I'd think to myself ‘that's not how it is’ you would literally clear it up in the next few lines. It raised so many questions and provided so many answers. As a college-aged women who has experienced these things, and this culture, I was so pleased to be able to read all of my same thoughts laid out neatly. Thank you for this.” Anonymous, Chicago, campus rape survivor
“What [Staley] would make of [the words on a bathroom stall door] is a groundbreaking book – an insightful look into the subject of campus sexual assault from an interesting new perspective that will shed light on the problem and, more importantly, will go a long way toward finding answers to the scourge, while it also seeks to empower rape victims to speak out…. Staley states … that he has attempted to present mainstream ideas and conclusions in an unbiased and accessible way, and his attempt succeeds. He achieves his goals of offering straightforward solutions and reopening discussions about sexual assault and campus rape…. Staley’s conclusions are thought provoking and will most certainly launch a fresh dialogue among students, parents, and faculty.”--Liz Jameson, Tallahassee Democrat.
"Staley has done his homework and presented colleges everywhere with a lucid and comprehensive plan for dealing with one of campus life’s most serious issues. We can only hope that his book will reach a wide audience and foster meaningful discussion on a topic that needs immediate and comprehensive treatment." Jim Booth, New Southern Gentleman.
Unsafe On Any Campus? College Sexual Assault and What We Can Do About It
By Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D., Foreword by Ruth Krug
Chapter 1. Campus Rape and the Soul of College
Chapter 2. Sex, Rape and Human Dignity
Chapter 3. Sexual Assault and the Failure of Civil Society
Chapter 4. Sexual Assault, Predatory Rape, and Campus Culture
Chapter 5. Experts Talk About Sexual Assault on College Campuses
Chapter 6. Moving Forward: Changing Culture
Chapter 7. Personal Trauma as the Starting Point
Chapter 8. The Path Forward: A Trauma-Centered Approach
Chapter 9. The Reluctant Education of an Anti-Campus Rape Crusader
Samuel R. Staley is Director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in urban economics, urban planning, and research methods. He is also a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, a think tank based in Oakland, California. He holds a black belt in To-Shin Do, a self-defense based reorientation of the traditional martial art of ninjutsu developed by Stephen and Rumiko Hayes. He is also self-defense coach and pursuing his certification as an Elemental Self Defense instructor. In addition to his professional and academic publications, Dr. Staley writes on popular culture, including sexual assault, at the Independent Institute’s blog The Beacon (http://blog.independent.org). His commentary on sexual assault and self-defense has appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and popular news outlets across the nation, including The New York Times, the Dallas Morning News, the Boston Herald¸ the Tallahassee Democrat. He is an award winning writer and author of the anti-bullying middle-grade novels A Warrior’s Soul and Renegade. He earned his Ph.D. in public administration from The Ohio State University, his M.S. in social and applied economics from Wright State University, and B.A. in economics-public policy from Colby College.
Ruth Ann Krug, a college rape survivor, is a certified trauma-sensitive yoga trainer and mindfulness teacher based in the Midwest. She is also a Restorative Justice practitioner, working in local public schools. A graduate of Florida State University, she majored in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with a focus on political science, nonprofit administration and economics. Ruth’s healing journey is chronicled along with other survivor stories and testimonies on her blogs Feeding the Heart and Reclaiming Lost Voices.
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What is sexual assault? What are campuses doing to address it? This forum hosted at Element3 Church in Tallahassee convened a panel of experts to answer these questions and more.