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NCJ Number: 237087 Find in a Library
Title: Red Zone: Temporal Risk for Unwanted Sex Among College Students
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:23  Issue:9  Dated:September 2008  Pages:1177-1196
Author(s): William F. Flack, Jr.; Marcia L. Caron; Sarah J. Leinen; Katherine G. Breitenbach; Ann M. Barber; Elaine N. Brown; Caitlin T. Gilbert; Taylor F. Harchak; Melissa M. Hendricks; Catherine E. Rector; Heather T. Schatten; Heather C. Stein
Date Published: September 2008
Page Count: 20
Document: PDF
Publisher: http://www.sagepub.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study investigated the “red zone” which refers to the first few weeks of the first semester at college, when female students are believed to be at greatest risk for experiencing unwanted sex.
Abstract: The “red zone” usually refers to the first few weeks of the first semester at college, when female students are believed to be at greatest risk for experiencing unwanted sex. The authors tested this notion using data from a survey study of 207 first-and second-year students (121 women, 84 men) at a small liberal arts university. Results demonstrated only one significant elevation in incidence rates of first- and second-year women’s unwanted sexual experiences (sexual touching, attempted and completed anal, oral, and vaginal sex), between the end of the first month and fall break (mid-October) during the second year at school. Previous research and local information about the relevant behaviors of sorority and fraternity members is discussed in light of these findings to provide heuristic material for further empirical testing. Because risk may involve both temporal and situational factors, systematic collection and dissemination of local data are recommended. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Campus crime; Female victims; Sexual assault; Sexual assault victims; Victimization risk
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