Prison Inmates’ Views of Whether Reporting Rape Is the Same as Snitching

@article{Garland2013PrisonIV,
  title={Prison Inmates’ Views of Whether Reporting Rape Is the Same as Snitching},
  author={Brett E. Garland and Gabrielle Wilson},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  year={2013},
  volume={28},
  pages={1201 - 1222}
}
Although the prevalence of sexual assault in U.S. prisons is debated, it is known that the consequences for victims can be quite severe. The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) requires prison officials to keep track of incidents of sexual assault, but accurate figures will be generated only to the extent that inmates regularly report these acts. Male rape itself is a highly underreported phenomenon and even less reported in prisons due to inmate cultural norms that frown upon forwarding inmate… 
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