Is the campus judicial officer similar to a prosecutor?

 

In some respects, a campus judicial officer is similar to a prosecutor. There's some differences also, but campus judicial officer can oversee various forms of campus misconduct. They can oversee general disciplinary issues, academic integrity, academic misconduct issues. Title IX cases have to be overseen by a Title IX coordinator according to federal Title IX law. Whereas a prosecutor, as the name implies, prosecutes a case or charges a person and prosecutes the case, that would be a similarity. Although the parties, the respected parties look through a matter, they look through it through a different lens. A prosecutor arguably looks through an alleged offense through a more narrow lens, whereas on the campus setting, a campus judicial officer has a more expansive view of what may be misconduct or what kinds of cases need to be pursued.

Arguably, the role of a campus judicial officer would be to provide more say, educational response, but that's not always the case. Schools definitely impose harsh discipline as can also be the case with the prosecutor. An experienced attorney should be involved because of what's at stake from the start of the process.

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