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Robby Soave: Campus Rape Theory Based on Shaky Data

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Reason editor Robby Soave and Davidson College Associate Vice President Linda LeFauve have published a series of articles that criticize the basic assumptions behind the theory of the campus serial rapist. The theory is the basis for the federal government’s campus rape reduction policies, and was formulated by psychologist David Lisak in a well-known study. Soave says that the data points fall apart upon examination: inappropriate touching and rape are treated statistically in the same way, and no case is made for serial offenses. Originally aired on Cam & Co 08/31/15.