Books et al.PUBLIC HEALTH

Confronting campus sexual assault

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Science  24 Jan 2020:
Vol. 367, Issue 6476, pp. 372
DOI: 10.1126/science.aba1150

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Sexual Citizens is one of the products of a 5-year study of undergraduates at Columbia University called the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT). The goal of SHIFT was to identify the social causes of campus sexual assault in order to develop more effective prevention strategies. This mixed-methods project, involving nearly 30 researchers from multiple disciplines, included a population-based survey, a 60-day daily diary study, 17 focus groups, multihour interviews, and hundreds of hours of ethnographic field observation of students socializing in various settings.

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