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NCJ Number: 97455 Find in a Library
Title: Exploration of Self-Reported Sexually Aggressive Behavior
Journal: Crime and Delinquency  Volume:31  Issue:2  Dated:special issue (April 1985)  Pages:306-331
Author(s): C Alder
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 26
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using data from the final wave of a longtudinal study of males, this article examines propositions derived from feminist literature regarding male attributes that may distinguish sexually aggressive males from others.
Abstract: The findings suggest that the most important factor is the presence of sexually aggressive friends. In its effect this factor interacts with (1) attitudes legitimizing sexual aggression against women and (2) service in Vietnam. More general attitudes toward women, alienation, and education appear to have indirect effects. Overall, the findings are consistent with arguments in the feminist literature concerning influences on rape or sexually aggressive behavior. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Aggression; Offender profiles; Peer influences on behavior; Rapists
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