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I examined similarities and differences between the movement to prevent drunk driving of the s, and current efforts to prevent and address campus sexual assault. As college and university administrators design policies and initiatives to reduce campus sexual assault in response to new federal legislation and regulation, they can apply lessons from successful public health initiatives to reduce drunk driving initiated more than 3 decades ago. I illustrate how interventions at the 5 levels of the social—ecological model, and messages that address entrenched cultural attitudes condoning sexual assault and blaming its victims can be used to combat campus sexual assault as a crime and a public health problem. I also show how efforts to promote community engagement can change behavioral norms and reduce offenses. Public health researchers and practitioners 1,2 have amassed a substantial history of drawing attention to campus sexual assault as a public health problem. Only recently, however, have victims, advocates, prevention experts, and federal officials 3 acted in concert to bring about federal legislation requiring concrete institutional responses to campus sexual assault see the box on the next page. As college and university administrators craft new approaches to reduce campus sexual assault in response to these new legislative mandates, they can benefit from examining the aims and methods of the anti—drunk-driving movement of the s. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines sexual violence as.
Although the emphasis of this review is on alcohol-involved sexual assaults, their unique aspects can only be evaluated by comparing them to other types of sexual assault. Theoretical perspectives on sexual assault that focus on characteristics of the perpetrator, the victim, and the situation are described. A number of personality traits, attitudes, and past experiences have been systematically linked to sexual assault perpetration, including beliefs about alcohol and heavy drinking. In contrast, only a few experiences have been significantly related to sexual assault victimization, including childhood sexual abuse and heavy drinking.