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ERIC Number: ED170645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Relationship Between Degree of Sexual Assault, Antecent Conditions, and Victim-Offender Relationship.
Byers, E. Sandra; And Others
The incidence of sexual assault among 800 randomly selected university women is examined. Four degrees of sexual assault are defined: forceable intercourse, forceable attempted intercourse, forceable petting, and forceable necking. The incidence of sexual assault, the antecedent conditions to the assault, and the type of victim-offender relationship prior to the assault are the particular foci of the research. Thirty-eight percent of respondents had been victims of sexual assault, of whom 77% reported one or more incidents of attempted intercourse or intercourse against their will. Of the offenders, 86% were previously known to the victim. Sexual assault constitutes a serious societal and mental health problem. Studies based on police reports and those restricted to rape victims only are inadequate, due to the numerous inconsistencies with the present findings. Suggestions are provided for research aimed at developing effective prevention strategies. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)