Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act Crime Definitions


Sex Offenses Definitions: As per the National Incident-Based Reporting System Edition of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

Forcible-Sex Offenses (including forcible rape): Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

Forcible Rape: The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against the person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth)).

Forcible Sodomy: Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

Sexual Assault with an Object: The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

Forcible Fondling: The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or, not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

Sex Offenses-Non-Forcible: Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.

Incest: Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

Statutory Rape: Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent. Any sexual contact without clear mutual consent is a form of rape. Any person who is psychologically or physically pressured into any form of sexual contact is a victim. Many times, the issues that sexual assault victims deal with are not resolved for years. It is the goal of St John's College to provide educational experiences designed to prevent sexual assault. However, in instances where a sexual assault does occur, the College will attempt to provide medical and emotional support to the victim and to facilitate appropriate proceedings.

  • Counseling Services Staff ... ext. 2553
  • Office of Assistant Dean ... ext. 2512
  • Office of Public Safety ... ext. 2000

Students who have been the victim of a sexual offense are encouraged to report the offense as soon as possible. It is important that victims preserve evidence as may be necessary to the proof of sexual assault. A Health Center provider can provide specific information about preserving evidence. Immediate reporting can also expedite the delivery of medical service and other support services to the victim.

In all acts of sexual offenses reported to the college, the victim will retain control over notification of other parties. If the victim is less than 18 years old, the parent or guardian will be notified of the alleged assault.

Victims who report sexual offenses on campus have several options. The victim can choose to have the case prosecuted in criminal court and/or considered for adjudication through the campus judicial system. The victim can also choose not to take any campus judicial action.

The College will hold all reported acts of sexual abuse and violence in the highest confidence. The names of victims will not be released to any other party without the written consent of the victim.

When a sexual offense has been reported to the college, the victim will be advised of:

  • Counseling and mental health services, both on and off campus.
  • Options for assistance in changing academic and living situations after an alleged sexual assault incident, if so requested by the victim and if such changes are reasonably available.
  • Procedures for on-campus disciplinary action and, if requested, assistance in reporting the incident to the proper law enforcement authorities. (College counselors or nurses, the Assistant Dean, or Public Safety Officers are available to assist the victim in reporting sexual assaults if requested by the student.)

Uniform Crime Reporting UCR definitions: Definitions used by the United States Office of Education.

Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter: The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Robbery: The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force, violence, and/or causing the victim fear.

Aggravated Assault: An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which could or probably would result in a serious potential injury if the crime were successfully completed.

Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.

Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. Classify as motor vehicle theft all cases where persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned. Includes joyriding.

Arson: Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling, house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property, etc.

Negligence Manslaughter: The killing of another person through gross negligence.

Liquor Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinance prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

Drug Abuse Violations: Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadone's); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).

Weapon Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

Location Definitions: "The Handbook for Campus Crime Reporting"

On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of or in a manner related to the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to the area identified in paragraph (1) that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students and supports institutional purposes 40;such as a food or retail vendor).

Non-Campus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of or in relation to the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.

Public Property: All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus Residential Facilities: Dormitories or other campus resident facility for students on campus is a subset of the "On-Campus" category.

Hate/Bias Crimes: Any crime (or any other crimes involving injury to any person) where the victim was intentionally selected because of his/her actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability should be reported to Office of Public Safety.

This report is prepared to fulfill the requirements of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended in 1998, the provision of an Annual Security Report as described under S668.46. This report is provided to all current and prospective students or anyone requesting a copy.

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