discussion post 300 word count 7

In 2016, Brock Turner made national headlines related to his sexual assault and subsequent 6 month sentence. As a refresher, you can view an article related to the case here: http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/06/us/sexual-assault-brock-turner-stanford/index.html

Additionally, you can find the victim’s powerful and graphic impact statement here: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/da/newsroom/newsreleases/Documents/B-Turner%20VIS.pdf

  • Search the Internet for more information regarding the Turner case, including his trial, sentence, and subsequent media response.
  • Search the Internet for another more recent sexual assault on a college-campus (nationwide). Research that case, the facts, the trial, and the outcome.
  • Review the statistics related to on-campus sexual assaults found here: https://www.rainn.org/statistics/campus-sexual-violence

Based on your research and utilizing the proper terminology from your textbook, answer the following questions:

  1. Do you agree with the sentence given to Brock Turner? Why or why not?
  2. Did the punishment in the case you chose seem to match Mr. Turner’s? If so, why? If not, what factors do you think led to a higher/lower sentence?
  3. Imagine you are a legislator. Would you recommend a law that presumes any sexual activity between college students was not consensual absent a written and signed consent statement? Why or why not?