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NCJ Number: NCJ 241696     Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Assault of Undergraduate Women at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:26  Issue:18  Dated:2011  Pages:3640 to 3666
Author(s): Christopher P. Krebs, Ph.D. ; Kelle Barrick, Ph.D. ; Christine H. Lindquist, Ph.D. ; Carmen M. Crosby, M.S.W. ; Chimi Boyd, M.A. ; Yolanda Bogan, Ph.D.
Date Published: 2011
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2007-WG- BX-0021
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this research is to document the prevalence of different types of sexual assault among undergraduate women at historically Black colleges or universitys (HBCUs) and make comparisons to data collected from undergraduate women at non-HBCUs.
Abstract: Although research has shown that undergraduate women are at high risk for experiencing sexual assault, little research has been conducted with undergraduate women who are attending a historically Black college or university (HBCU). The purpose of this research is to document the prevalence of different types of sexual assault among undergraduate women at HBCUs and make comparisons to data collected from undergraduate women at non-HBCUs. Data on sexual assault victimization were collected from 3,951 undergraduate women at HBCUs using a cross-sectional, web-based survey. These data are compared to data collected from 5,446 undergraduate women at non-HBCUs using the same research methods. Findings indicate that approximately 9.7 percent of undergraduate women at HBCUs report experiencing a completed sexual assault since entering college. This rate is considerably lower than the comparable rate obtained from undergraduate women at non-HBCUs (13.7 percent). This difference seems to be associated with differences in alcohol-use frequency. Perhaps undergraduate women at HBCUs drink alcohol much less frequently and are thus less likely to be sexually assaulted when they are incapacitated and unable to provide consent. Alcohol use frequency, while controlling for other factors, seems to have an independent association with the likelihood of an undergraduate woman being sexually assaulted. Implications for the creation and delivery of sexual assault risk reduction and prevention policies and programs are discussed. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Campus crime
Index Term(s): Rape ; Black/African Americans ; Sexual assault ; Alcohol-Related Offenses ; NIJ grant-related documents
   
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