NORMAL - As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a professor at Illinois State University is instilling compassion in her students through a unique class project.

Dr Shelly Clevenger's criminal justice class used children's toys to depict the horrors of partner violence and sexual assault.

She says, there is a disconnect between in-person crime and the online world.

Dr Clevenger explains, crimes evolve over time.

15 years ago, police departments didn't worry about sexual assault over Facebook.

"The criminal justice system is a little behind the times. We are getting a little better, but not every jurisdiction is going to be ready to handle these sorts of crimes."

The exhibit is on display in ISU's Milner Library through April 20th.

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