Two Penn profs sign letter denouncing 'believe the victim' policies for sexual assault

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'Two Penn professors signed a letter openly denouncing victim-centered approaches to university sexual assault and harassment investigations.

The letter argues that the "believe the victim" approach endangers the accused’s rights to due process, or fair treatment in determining the person's guilt.

"The undersigned professors and legal experts write regarding the use of investigative 'victim-centered' practices that threaten to subvert the objective collection and presentation of evidence in administrative, civil, and criminal sexual assault proceedings," the letter reads. "These guilt-presuming methods include 'victim-centered' investigations, 'trauma-informed' theories, and the admonition to always 'believe the victim.'"'

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