Prevalence and Patterns of Sexual Assault Across the Life Span Among Incarcerated Women

  title={Prevalence and Patterns of Sexual Assault Across the Life Span Among Incarcerated Women},
  author={Anita Raj and Jennifer S. Rose and Michele R. Decker and Cynthia Rosengard and Megan R. Hebert and Michael D. Stein and Jennifer G. Clarke},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={528 - 541}
This study investigated the prevalence of and associations among sexual assault by life stage (childhood, adolescence, or adulthood) and perpetrator (family, stranger, friend, or partner) via a survey of a statewide sample of incarcerated women (N = 484). Participants were 18 to 56 years old, and the majority were White (56%). Results demonstrate higher rates of sexual assault in childhood (35%) and adulthood (22%) as compared with adolescence (14%). Logistic regression analyses revealed… 
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