Ordered Rape

  title={Ordered Rape},
  author={Gerald Schneider and Lilli Banholzer and Laura Albarracin},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={1341 - 1363}
Policy makers and academics often contend that organizational anarchy permits soldiers to perpetrate sexual violence. A recent United Nations report supports this thesis especially with regard to the massive sexual abuse in the Congolese civil war. We challenge the anarchy argument and maintain, based on a principal–agent framework, that opportunistic military commanders can order their soldiers to rape through the use of sanctions and rewards. Our qualitative and quantitative analysis of a… 

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