Sexual Assault on Campus: A Multilevel, Integrative Approach to Party Rape

  title={Sexual Assault on Campus: A Multilevel, Integrative Approach to Party Rape},
  author={Elizabeth A. Armstrong and Laura T. Hamilton and Brian N. Sweeney},
  journal={Social Problems},
This article explains why rates of sexual assault remain high on college campuses. Data are from a study of college life at a large midwestern university involving nine months of ethnographic observation of a women's floor in a “party dorm,” in-depth interviews with 42 of the floor residents, and 16 group interviews with other students. We show that sexual assault is a predictable outcome of a synergistic intersection of processes operating at individual, organizational, and interactional… 
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