Stranger and Acquaintance Rape: Are There Differences In the Victim's Experience?

  title={Stranger and Acquaintance Rape: Are There Differences In the Victim's Experience?},
  author={Mary P. Koss and Thomas E. Dinero and Cynthia A. Seibel and Susan L. Cox},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={1 - 24}
Most published research on the victim–offender relationship has been based on small samples that consisted mainly of women who were raped by nonintimate and nonromantic acquaintances, who viewed their experience as rape, and/or who were seeking treatment. In the present study, 489 rape victims were located among a national sample of 3, 187 female college students by a self-report survey that avoided reliance on helpseekers. Two sets of comparisons were performed. First, the experiences reported… 

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