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Title: Prevalence and Correlates of Sexual Assault Experiences in Adolescents
Journal: Victimology  Volume:9  Issue:3-4  Dated:(1984)  Pages:398-406
Author(s): E R Hall; P J Flannery
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: US Securities and Exchange Cmssn
Washington, DC 20549-2736
Grant Number: 79-JN-AX-0022
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In a survey of urban midwestern adolescents, 12% of the females and 2% of the males said that they had been raped or sexually assaulted. Contrary to the results of previous studies, rape was equally prevalent among all racial and ethnic groups and at all social class levels.
Abstract: Although rape victimization was significantly related to father absence, lack of religious upbringing, and membership in a sexually active peer group, the above relationships were very slight. Therefore, it is concluded that the characteristics of the victim have little to do with rape and explanations of rape should focus on the offender. (Author abstract
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Sexual assault; Victim profiles; Victimology
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