Considering the Impact of the Clery Act on Student Behavior: Effect of Unique Invulnerability on Behavior Modification

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Psychology and Special Education

Date of Award

Spring 2018


The Clery Act stipulates specific crime statistic reporting regulations for colleges and universities with the intended result of providing accurate and timely safety information to students, faculty, and staff so they can make informed decisions concerning safety. The present study examined the utilization of information, as required by the Clery Act, by measuring the construct of both unique invulnerability and student behavior modifications following exposure to campus crime statistics. Three groups of participants reviewed three differing levels of criminal activity severity.


Tracy Henley

Subject Categories

Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences