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ERIC Number: EJ943104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Rape and Child Sexual Abuse: What Beliefs Persist about Motives, Perpetrators, and Survivors?
McGee, Hannah; O'Higgins, Madeleine; Garavan, Rebecca; Conroy, Ronan
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v26 n17 p3580-3593 Nov 2011
Rape myths are prejudicial and stereotyped beliefs about rape which persist in society. They may have a significant impact on those affected by rape as well as the performance of legal and public participants in the justice system. Rape myths may differ over time and within different societies and cultural settings. Awareness of contemporary and local rape myths is necessary if they are to be successfully challenged through public campaigns and other means. This study sought to assess the prevalence of myths concerning rape and sexual abuse in a national population survey. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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