INTRODUCTION

Background
The British Society of Criminology is conducting research into the experiences of staff within criminology of sexual violence and harassment in higher education. In this survey we ask about your own experiences of sexual violence and harassment, the extent to which you feel supported by your institution, and whether you feel equipped to deal with student disclosures.

We want to add your voices to the existing knowledge we have about working as an academic within criminology. Back in 1991, Betsy Stanko conducted research for the American Society of Criminology. 59% of respondents reported receiving unwanted comments about their sexuality and 17% felt sexually intimidated by someone in authority. The aim of this survey is to build on knowledge gathered since then to assess where we are now.

We have carefully considered the ethics of conducting an online survey. We follow the ethical guidelines of the BSC Ethics Statement, as well as those of the Association of Internet Researchers. Throughout the project, we will be critically reflexive about unanticipated ethical issues arising from its sensitive, qualitative and digital nature.

The survey will take approximately 19 minutes to complete.

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* 1. What is your current job title?

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* 2. Is your employment:

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* 3. Do you work full-time or part-time?

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* 4. How long have you worked at your current institution?

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* 5. Are you involved in the training of other staff around student sexual misconduct or assault?

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* 6. How would you describe your gender?

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* 7. Do you consider yourself disabled?

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* 8. How would you describe your sexuality?

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* 9. How would you describe your ethnicity? (Please choose only one.)

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