The scope of rape: incidence and prevalence of sexual aggression and victimization in a national sample of higher education students.

  title={The scope of rape: incidence and prevalence of sexual aggression and victimization in a national sample of higher education students.},
  author={Mary P. Koss and Christine A. Gidycz and N M Wisniewski},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={55 2},
Because of inadequacies in the methods used to measure sexual assault, national crime statistics, criminal victimization studies, convictions, or incarceration rates fail to reflect the true scope of rape. Studies that have avoided the limitations of these methods have revealed very high rates of overt rape and lesser degrees of sexual aggression. The goal of the present study was to extend previous work to a national basis. The Sexual Experiences Survey was administered to a national sample of… 

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