ERIC Number: EJ723589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 52
Bedroom Rape: Sequences of Sexual Behavior in Stranger Assaults
Fossi, Julia J.; Clarke, David D.; Lawrence, Claire
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v20 n11 p1444-1466 2005
This article examines the sequential, temporal, and interactional aspects of sexual assaults using sequential analysis. Fourteen statements taken from victims of bedroom-based assaults were analyzed to provide a comprehensive account of the behavioral patterns of individuals in sexually charged conflict situations. The cases were found to vary in the sexual severity of assault, distinguishing a variety of motivations and behavioral repertoires of offender and victim. Two quite distinct styles of offense were identified: multiple and single, which may have very different implications for research into rapist taxonomies and rape prevention strategies.
Descriptors: Rape, Sexuality, Victims of Crime, Behavior Patterns, Crime Prevention, Motivation, Foreign Countries, Females, Psychological Patterns
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom