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ERIC Number: ED169447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Social Context Variables in the Social Perception of Rape.
Cann, Arnie; And Others
The physical and interpersonal contexts within which rapes occur were investigated. The physical context, defined in terms of observers' perceptions of the likelihood of rapes occurring in a particular setting, produce variations in the degree of responsibility assigned to the victim. Women raped in high probability of rape settings were held as more responsible for the rape. The interpersonal context of rape, defined in terms of the degree of prior intimacy between the rapist and the victim, was also highly relevant to observers' judgements. Any prior sexual intercourse between the victim and rapist led to much higher responsibility assigned to the victim, and less responsibility assigned to the rapist. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Victim Behavior
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (86th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)