Does Rape Culture Predict Rape? Evidence from U.S. Newspapers, 2000–2013

@article{Baum2018DoesRC,
  title={Does Rape Culture Predict Rape? Evidence from U.S. Newspapers, 2000–2013},
  author={M. Baum and D. Cohen and Y. Zhukov},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Political Science},
  year={2018},
  volume={13},
  pages={263-289}
}
Abstract: We offer the first quantitative analysis of rape culture in the United States. Observers have long worried that biased news coverage of rape which blames victims, empathizes with perpetrators, implies consent, and questions victims’ credibility may deter victims from coming forward, and ultimately increase the incidence of rape. We present a theory of how rape culture might shape the preferences and choices of perpetrators, victims and law enforcement, and test this theory with data… Expand
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