25 Years Later, Has Clery Made Campuses Safer?

In some ways, the law has improved security, but it has also come with costs, complexities, and limits

Mark Makela for The Chronicle

After Jeanne Clery was murdered in her dorm room at Lehigh U., in 1986, her mother, Connie (above), and father, Howard, pressed for laws to force colleges 
to release campus-crime statistics. They created the Clery Center for Security on Campus, in Wayne, Pa., where Jeanne’s portrait hangs.
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A masked man pointed a gun at a student and commanded her to get in his car, not far from the center of the University of Connecticut’s campus.

The young woman started to obey, but the man had forgotten to unlock the passenger-side door. She...

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