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ERIC Number: EJ914778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-0361-6843
Victim Blaming in Rape: Effects of Victim and Perpetrator Race, Type of Rape, and Participant Racism
George, William H.; Martinez, Lorraine J.
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v26 n2 p110-119 Jun 2002
Stereotypes about Black sexuality fostered hypotheses that racial factors and racism influence rape victim blaming. Predominantly White and Asian college students (170 men, 162 women) completed the Modern Racism Scale and evaluated a rape vignette varying victim race, perpetrator race, and rape type. As predicted, racial factors determined victim blaming. Compared to intraracial rapes, interracial rapes were less uniformly judged as "definitely rape" and were judged as having more culpable and less credible victims, and less culpable perpetrators. For men, racism scores positively predicted victim blaming in all rapes. For women, racism scores moderated victim blaming in interracial acquaintance rapes. In our conclusions, we emphasize the durability of racial stereotypes about rape and their influence on discriminatory adjudication outcomes. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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