Rape as an Economic Crime

  title={Rape as an Economic Crime},
  author={Rebecca M. Loya},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={2793 - 2813}
  • R. Loya
  • Published 1 October 2015
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence
This article examines how isolated instances of sexual violence affect adult female survivors’ employment and economic well-being. This study draws on data from 27 in-depth, qualitative interviews with sexual assault survivors and rape crisis service providers. The findings suggest that sexual assault and the related trauma response can disrupt survivors’ employment in several ways, including time off, diminished performance, job loss, and inability to work. By disrupting income or reducing… 

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