Expert: College campus culture, sex assaults linked

Sexual assault has been leading the news in Minnesota this week.

Several University of Minnesota football players continue to miss games because of a restraining order against them by a student who alleges they sexually assaulted her.

Two other men from the University of Minnesota have been expelled from their fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon for their involvement trying to cover up a sexual assault.

And there's the 20-year-old University of Wisconsin-Madison student from Edina who was arrested on multiple charges of sexual assault.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Chris Krebs, a senior research scientist at North Carolina-based think tank RTI international, about the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses. He also co-authored of a study on sexual assault ordered by the Department of Justice.

Click on the audio player above to hear their conversation.

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