Sexual assault prevention programs for college‐aged men: A critical evaluation

  title={Sexual assault prevention programs for college‐aged men: A critical evaluation},
  author={Stacy E Garrity},
  journal={Journal of Forensic Nursing},
  • S. Garrity
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • Education
  • Journal of Forensic Nursing
Abstract An unacceptably large percent of women experience sexual assault during their collegiate years and efforts to eliminate sexual assault exist in various forms at numerous universities. The only way to effectively decrease the occurrence of rape on college campuses is to stop the perpetrators. This review examined established sexual assault prevention programs designed for college men to determine if an ideal educational program exists, or if one can be established, to effectively change… 

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