Knowing a Sexual Assault Victim or Perpetrator

  title={Knowing a Sexual Assault Victim or Perpetrator},
  author={Susan B. Sorenson and Manisha Joshi and Elizabeth Sivitz},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={394 - 416}
Rape awareness and prevention programs are common on college campuses and a potentially useful way to reach large numbers of young adults. One largely unexamined potential mediator or moderator of program effectiveness is the personal knowledge of student audiences. In this study, we assess the prevalence of knowing a victim and, notably, a perpetrator of sexual assault. A stratified random sample of 2,400 undergraduates was recruited for an online survey about sexual assault. A total of 53.5… 
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