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NCJ Number: 120529 Find in a Library
Title: Extent of Rape Among College Students: An Exploratory Analysis
Journal: Campus Law Enforcement Journal  Volume:19  Issue:5  Dated:(September-October 1989)  Pages:32-37
Author(s): C W Eskridge
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 6
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A self-report deviance survey completed by 1,400 students at a midwestern university from 1985 to 1988 provides information on the deviance patterns and demography of both perpetrators and victims of rape.
Abstract: A chi-square analysis determined differences between the perpetrators and victims of rape. Sixty percent of the respondents were male, and 40 percent were female. Approximately 7 percent of the males reported having forced a female to have sexual intercourse against her will at least once. Approximately 21 percent of the females reported having experienced sexual intercourse against their wills. The demographic factors of age, hometown size, grade-point average, and church activity had virtually no ability to predict who is likely to rape or be raped. The strongest indicators of both perpetration and victimization were prior deviant behavioral patterns. Men who raped reported having committed significantly more deviant acts than those who reported not having raped. Women who had been raped reported having committed more types of deviant acts than women who report not having been raped. The administration of the survey annually over 4 years showed an increase in the percentage reporting rape and rape victimizations. Suggestions for further research are offered. 2 figures, 9 tables, 22 references.
Main Term(s): Rape
Index Term(s): Campus crime; Rapists; Self reported crimes; Sex offender profiles; Victim profiles
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