Multiple perpetrator rape in Ghana: offenders, victims and offence characteristics

  title={Multiple perpetrator rape in Ghana: offenders, victims and offence characteristics},
  author={Emmanuel Nii-Boye Quarshie and Priscilla Ayebea Davies and Mawuena Badasu and Theophilus Tagoe and Pearl Ama Otoo and Patricia Opoku Afriyie},
  journal={Journal of Sexual Aggression},
  pages={125 - 141}
ABSTRACT Multiple perpetrator rape (MPR) is criminalised in Ghana but there is a dearth of research and official statistics on the phenomenon. This study explores some of the key characteristics of MPR in Ghana as reported in the media. Keyword search of the news archives of 9 Ghanaian media outlets generated 57 cases of MPR reported from January 2000 through June 2016. Content analysis of the cases showed 61 all-female victims and 57 all-male perpetrator groups. The average victim age was 17.9… 

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