We express our thanks, again, to Eugene for his invitation to blog, and to readers and commenters for reading our posts.
As our book shows, the procedures that most colleges and universities use in sexual assault cases are so structurally unfair to accused students — with some exceptions at big-money sports programs and religious schools — as to call into question the schools’ commitment to pursuing the truth. What can be done about this?
Two points to start. First, there needs to be an acknowledgment that a problem exists. If our book serves no other purpose, it documents dozens of cases — most of which have received little or no attention in the media or higher-ed circles — in which colleges have used unfair procedures to wrongly punish accused students. We have no reason to believe that the cases we’ve uncovered are isolated occurrences. Even Brett Sokolow, one of the stoutest defenders of the new campus regime (from which he has profited richly), has conceded that “almost all” of..