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The direct way to punish the criminal

I think the direct way to punish the criminal is to go to the police and report. The police will help you and ask you some questions about this crime. You may have to describe some details about this criminal, and the police will help you find this person and ask him about the crime. If you just want to [use] this policy and keep it private, you may choose to report it.

Recommendations

  • Deliver accessible education about Canadian sexual assault laws, including how they work, and the ways they tend to fail survivors in practice.

  • Emphasize the victim's right to decide whether they would like to report the incident after they have disclosed it to the university. Ensure the victim is aware of the formal and informal routes for reporting, including the option of reporting to the police. Clearly communicate any limits to confidentiality.