Associations Between Sexual Behavior Norm Beliefs in Relationships and Intimate Partner Rape Judgments

  title={Associations Between Sexual Behavior Norm Beliefs in Relationships and Intimate Partner Rape Judgments},
  author={Kellie R. Lynch and Jenna A Jewell and Jonathan M. Golding and Hannah B Kembel},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={426 - 451}
Using a community sample (n = 296), we investigated the associations between sexual behavior norm beliefs, acceptance of partner rape, judgments that non-consensual partner sex is “wrong not rape,” and decisions if non-consensual partner sex should be charged as rape. Sexual behavior norm beliefs were associated both directly and indirectly with latter components in the model related to acceptance of non-consensual partner sex judgments and charging rape judgments. In addition, participant… 

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