I. Violence Against Lesbians and Gay Men: Decision- Making in Reporting and Not Reporting Crime

  title={I. Violence Against Lesbians and Gay Men: Decision- Making in Reporting and Not Reporting Crime},
  author={Elizabeth Peel},
  journal={Feminism \& Psychology},
  pages={161 - 167}
  • E. Peel
  • Published 1999
  • Sociology
  • Feminism & Psychology
Violence against lesbians and gay men is a pervasive social problem (Bohn, 1993; Herek and Berrill, 1992a; Stonewall, 1994), and there is evidence that the lesbian and gay community’s rate of reporting crime to the police is far lower than in the general population. Forty-one percent of the general population report violent crime (Home Office Statistical Bulletin, 1996) compared with only an estimated 10 percent of the lesbian and gay community (Herek, 1989: 951). This study employs… Expand

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