Male Student-Athletes and Violence Against Women

  title={Male Student-Athletes and Violence Against Women},
  author={Todd W. Crosset and James Ptacek and Mark A. Mcdonald and Jeffrey R. Benedict},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={163 - 179}
This article examines the relationship between collegiate athletic participation and reported violence against women at Division I institutions. The research is based on the records of 10 judicial affairs offices over a 3-year period from 1991 through 1993. The findings indicate an over-representation of male student-athletes in reports of violence against women (battering and sexual assault). In total, 20 cases of battering and 69 cases of sexual assault are examined. The findings are… 

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  • K. McCray
  • Education
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  • 2015
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  • K. McCray
  • Education
    Handbook of Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault Prevention
  • 2019
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