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  • Saslaw says 20 percent of female students at University of Virginia are sexually assaulted

    PolitiFact - 12/08/2014

    James Fox, a professor of criminology, law and public policy at Northeastern University, told PolitiFact National in May that  the “one-in-five statistic shouldn’t just be taken with a grain of salt, but the entire shaker.” Fox said the issue of sexual assaults on campuses shouldn’t be diminished but faulted the White House for citing national estimates that are “shaky at best.”

    Despite the issues with its methodology, the Department of Justice reached similar conclusions to several other studies on sexual assaults on campuses.

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