Why wearing sagging pants on a college campus becomes a criminal offense

Source: John J Sloan, III, The Conversation, October 7, 2015

….Today’s college campuses are increasingly diverse and complex places that often resemble small cities. Further, not since the 1960s have college students been involved in activism like they are today.
This situation creates unique challenges – and opportunities – for campus police officers. Campus officers are “real cops,” sworn law enforcement personnel who have completed training in academies certified by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST). IADLEST serves as the national forum of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) agencies, boards and commissions as well as statewide training academies throughout the United States. On the other hand, unlike officers employed in municipal and state police departments, there is wide variation in the availability of in-service training for campus officers…..