Courts & Crime

July 30, 2012

Colleges are taking a closer look at crime-reporting procedures

The Clery Act seems simple enough: Colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs — more than 6,000 schools nationwide — must let students and others know about crimes reported on their campuses. But Penn State, in one of its many failings in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case, largely ignored the campus-safety law, according to former FBI director Louis Freeh’s report.

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