“School Assault Policy Shifts,” The Wall Street Journal, November 1, 2018 A3. New regulations to require students accused of sexual assault to have the right to cross-examine the accuser.
This involves Governance, Compliance, and Information.
Governance: the government would require schools to investigate sexual assault claims in a certain way. The government has the power of the purse, due to the amount of federal funding.
Information: an accusation of assault is only a part of the story; only through cross-examination and other investigation can the decision maker decide whether the accusation and the (assumed) denial are sufficiently “believable” and “believed.”
Compliance: determining whether someone complied with the law or your policy requires some level of rigor. How much evidence of a violation is required?