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Title "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town"
Date Apr 21, 2015
Author Jon Krakauer
External Link http://www.amazon.com/Missoula-Rape-Justice-System-College/dp/0385538731/
Abstract From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana ­— stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape

Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team — the Grizzlies — with a rabid fan base.

The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical.

Krakauer’s devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault. In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women in Missoula — the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them.


This Resource Relates To
case DOJ Investigation of Missoula County Attorney’s Office (CJ-MT-0003)
case Department of Education OCR Title IX Investigation of University of Montana-Missoula (ED-MT-0001)
case DOJ Investigation of University of Montana-Missoula's Office of Public Safety (PN-MT-0001)
case DOJ Investigation of Missoula Police Department (PN-MT-0002)

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