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Colleges failing to investigate sexual assault cases, according to survey




Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) (L) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) hold a briefing with reporters at the U.S. Capitol February 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. Both former prosecutors, the senators talked to reporters ahead of a potential renewed Senate floor debate over additional measures to curb rapes and sexual assaults in the military.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) (L) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) hold a briefing with reporters at the U.S. Capitol February 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. Both former prosecutors, the senators talked to reporters ahead of a potential renewed Senate floor debate over additional measures to curb rapes and sexual assaults in the military.
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new national survey of more than 300 colleges conducted by the office of Senator Claire McCaskill finds that schools are failing to investigate sexual assault cases on campus. 

Among the findings: 40 percent of colleges surveyed said they had not conducted a single sexual assault investigation in the past five years, and one in five schools reported giving their athletic departments an oversight role in cases involving student athletes. 

Emily Bazelon, a senior editor at Slate and the Truman Capote Fellow at Yale Law School, joins Take Two to discuss why colleges are the ones actually handling the investigation and justice process and not law enforcement.