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NCJ Number: 184215 Find in a Library
Title: Male Student-Athletes and Violence Against Women: A Survey of Campus Judicial Affairs Offices (From Deviance and Deviants: An Anthology, P 239-245, 2000, Richard Tewksbury and Patricia Gagne -- See NCJ-184209)
Author(s): Todd W. Crosset; James Ptacek; Mark A. McDonald; Jeffrey R. Benedict
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Roxbury Publishing Co.
Los Angeles, CA 90049-9044
Sale Source: Roxbury Publishing Co.
P.O. Box 491044
Los Angeles, CA 90049-9044
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examines the relationship between participation in intercollegiate athletics and men’s violence against women.
Abstract: Male student-athletes were overrepresented in incidents of sexual and physical assault against women. This suggests that certain qualities--such as aggression and taking control, that are highly valued in some arenas--may be defined as deviant when acted out in other settings. It is not clear if the association between athletic affiliation and violence against women was causal or the result of behavior only indirectly related to sports (e.g., hostile attitudes toward women, binge drinking, sex-segregated living arrangements or peer group support for violence). Further, the study does not address what effect judicial affairs offices had on a woman’s willingness to report athletes. Findings support other research that links athletic participation and acts of violence against women in two ways: because they were gathered from official school reports, study data are considered fairly reliable; and, because data were gathered from a number of Division I institutions, they strengthen previous works that focused on single institutions. References
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Acquaintance rape; Campus crime; Deviance; Female victims; Peer influences on behavior; Problem behavior; Underage Drinking; Violence causes; Violent men
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