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NCJ Number: 229530 Find in a Library
Title: What Distinguishes Single from Recurrent Sexual Victims? The Role of Lifestyle-Routine Activities and First-Incident Characteristics
Journal: Justice Quarterly  Volume:27  Issue:1  Dated:February 2010  Pages:102-129
Author(s): Bonnie S. Fisher; Leah E. Daigle; Francis T. Cullen
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 28
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Using a sample of 4,399 college women from the National College Women Sexual Victimization study, we examine lifestyle-routine activities and first-incident characteristics that could place women at risk of being recurrent sexual victims during an academic year.
Abstract: An unsettling reality is that a substantial proportion of women who have been sexually victimized are recurrent victims who experience more than one sexual victimization while young adults. What is not well understood is why some women experience a single sexual victimization whereas others experience recurrent sexual victimizations. Our results show that none of the lifestyle-routine activities variables differentiated single and recurrent victims; the factors that predicted being a single victim are similarly predictive of being a recurrent victim. However, women who used self-protective action during the first incident reduced their likelihood of being a recurrent victim. Implications for the development of sexual victimization risk-reduction and prevention programs are also discussed. Tables, references, and appendix (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures; Female victims; Multiple victimization; Routine activity theory; United States of America; Victimization risk; Young Adults (18-24)
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