A tragedy led to a federal law designed to ensure that the public--and especially prospective students--have access to information that might shed light on the safety of the colleges and universities they are thinking of attending.

Here's information on that law and how it came to be enacted, provided by Security On Campus Inc. (SOC), a nonprofit organization founded by the parents of a university crime victim:

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act,


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