The Pros And Cons Of Brock Turner

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Brock Turner: A name that society hates, a man who people scold, and a rapist who escaped justice. Brock Turner’s case sparked national outcry as the Stanford rapist was released from jail after a mere three months. Though his escape from justice is infuriating and unfair, it is much more beneficial to look at the situation from retrospect to prevent similar future instances from happening in college. While the news heavily focuses on Turner’s behavior, the cause of his actions may partially lie in his environment. On the night of the incident, Brock Turner and his victim attended fraternity Kappa Alpha, and the two drank to the point of extreme intoxication and unconsciousness (Sanchez 4). While Turner’s personality is at large to blame for …show more content…

But to directly tackle the issue of stopping sexual assault, schools have implemented online programs that educate students about the details and facts of the crime. These programs seem like a good idea since they are easily accessible, comply with state and federal requirements, and require time for students to partake in them. In a broad sense, these programs do a good job spreading awareness of the issue at hand. However, the programs fail to help enact the drastic change that many schools hope the programs would. These programs are unsuccessful due to the fact that they are taught through a computer screen; users never truly interact with the actual experiences and emotions that one goes through during sexual assault. The computer portrays information in a bland, over-informative way which manages to bore students. Take for example, the University of Southern California’s ‘Think About It’ program. The program seems to cover an important range of topics, but from the click of the start button, students’ eyes become glazed and their minds are zoned out. The students spend hours listening to Cindy, who looks like a stock image figure, give hypothetical scenarios about situations that she has never experienced. Organizational psychologist Elissa Perry did an experiment where she had a group of 36 men watch a video on sexual harassment. Then, she had the men teach a female student how to putt. Perry gauged the effect of the video by observing the amount of sexual touching between the student and the golfer. What she found was that in the short term, men actually minimized the sexual touching between the golfer and them. However, by the end of the semester, the men remembered almost nothing from the video, as it was not memorable for students. The disengagement by the students in the research closely

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