The Factors Related to Rape Reporting Behavior and Arrest

  title={The Factors Related to Rape Reporting Behavior and Arrest},
  author={Ronet Bachman},
  journal={Criminal Justice and Behavior},
  pages={29 - 8}
  • R. Bachman
  • Published 1 March 1998
  • Law, Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Behavior
Using recently released data from the redesigned National Crime Victimization Survey from 1992 to 1994, this article examines those factors related to the probability of a rape victimization being reported to police and the subsequent probability of an arrest being made. The contextual characteristics examined were the victim-offender relationship, injuries sustained by victims, weapon use by offenders, marital status and age of victim, and location of occurrence. Analyses focused exclusively… 

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