Examining Group Rape: A Descriptive Analysis of Offender and Victim Behaviour

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Title Examining Group Rape: A Descriptive Analysis of Offender and Victim Behaviour
Author Porter, Louise E.; Alison, Laurence J.
Journal Name European Journal of Criminology
Year Published 2006
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd.
Abstract Two hundred and twenty three group rape offences were collated from archival sources, with the majority of cases from US and UK law reports. This involved 739 separate offenders (722 male and 17 female). Descriptive analyses indicated that this sample of offences tended to be committed by young males (mean age 21 years old) upon approximately same-age female victims. These offences involved multiple sexual acts often accompanied by acts of violence, with just over one-fifth ending in the victim's death. Victim resistance was relatively rare, although a range of verbal and physical reactions was apparent. The psychological implications of the results are discussed with respect to theories of co-offending.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1477370806065586
Volume 3
Issue Number 3
Page from 1477
Page to 3708
ISSN 1477-3708
Date Accessioned 2010-03-18
Language en_AU
Research Centre ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Subject Criminology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/29166
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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