Rape victims are often mistreated by the police, and a lawsuit doesn't necessarily ends with a properly conducted investigation or a guilty verdict.Yes, in that he may not be dead. Imprisonment isn't purely for punishment; it's for rehabilitation, too. There are trained professionals who can assist people like Alec, and allow them to serve their time and come out the other end as a better person. It's certainly better than the trial by social media that occurred and lead to this tragic end.
There's no winning here, but we need to continue to encourage those who are victims of abuse to come forward to the proper authorities at the time that it happens, so that due process can be taken and help (and retribution) can be given to both parties.
Absolutely. The administrators should genuinely consider this option.