ERIC Number: ED391999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan-26
Acquaintance Rape on College Campuses: A Review of the Literature.
Kier, Frederick J.
Although research on acquaintance, or date rape, dates back to the late 1950's, only recently has the literature in this area focused on prevention. In addition, although research has shown that, conservatively, 1 out of 10 women on university campuses has been raped by someone with whom she is familiar, little appears to have been done about the problem in terms of widespread, well-funded prevention programs. The present review of the literature on acquaintance rape focuses on five areas: (1) the incidence of acquaintance rape on college campuses; (2) research into aspects of the perpetrator; (3) research examining aspects of the victim; (4) factors outside of either the perpetrator or victim that may be associated with date rape, and lastly (5) studies examining the efficacy of prevention programs. (Contains 32 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, January 25-27,1996).