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NCJ Number: 221153 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Campus Sexual Assault (CSA) Study, Final Report
Author(s): Christopher P. Krebs Ph.D.; Christine H. Lindquist Ph.D.; Tara D. Warner M.A.; Bonnie S. Fisher Ph.D.; Sandra L. Martin Ph.D.
Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America
Date Published: October 2007
Page Count: 110
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Grant Number: 2004-WG-BX-0010
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document - Designates non-commercial publications, such as Government and gray literature reports.
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This federally supported report presents the results of a study, conducted by RTI International, examining the prevalence, nature, and reporting of various types of sexual assault experienced by university students in an effort to inform the development of targeted intervention strategies.
Abstract: Data highlights indicate that (1) 13.7 percent of undergraduate women had been victims of at least one completed sexual assault since entering college and 4.7 percent were victims of physically forced sexual assault; (2) 7.8 percent of women were sexually assaulted when they were incapacitated after voluntarily consuming drugs and/or alcohol; and (3) 0.6 percent were sexually assaulted when they were incapacitated after having been given a drug without their knowledge. Detailed data were collected on the context, reporting, and consequences of sexual assault. Self-reported rates of sexual assault victimization and perpetration among males were very low. The primary implications of the Campus Sexual Assault (CSA) Study are the relative rarity of cases of drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) and the need to incorporate alcohol and drug messages into sexual assault prevention and risk reduction programming. Sexual assault is a public health and public safety problem with far-reaching implications. Although a substantial body of research on sexual assault exists, additional data are needed to help document the current magnitude of the problem, the extent to which certain subpopulations are impacted, the consequences and reporting (or non-reporting) of victimization incidents, and strategies for preventing and reducing the risk of sexual assault and effectively responding to victims. RTI International received funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to conduct the CSA Study. The objective was to document the prevalence of distinct types of sexual assault among university women, as well as the context, consequences, and reporting of distinct types of sexual assault among a large sample of undergraduate women from two large universities. This report presents the results and recommendations of the CSA Study. Exhibits and references
Main Term(s): Campus crime; Sexual assault; University or college dormitories; Unreported crimes
Index Term(s): Acquaintance rape; Alcohol abuse; Dating Violence; Female victims; NIJ grant-related documents; Rape; Sex offenses; Sexual assault victims
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