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This article gives information on how the consumption of alcohol leads to sexual assaults on college campuses, and how it plays a role in the reporting (or non-reporting) of such crimes. It details the frequency that alcohol is involved in sexual assaults that take place on college campuses and why that is. It outlines the affects that alcohol has on both the perpetrator and the victim. It was very helpful for my project as it provided a basis for me to understand not only that alcohol is often involved, but what affects it has on both parties and how its use plays a role in the stigmatizing of such crimes.
This article describes why rape culture is pervasive on so many campuses and in our society as a whole. The double standards that are held for college women and men are enumerated, as are the negative affects that they have on both sexes. These double standards not only create a culture that produces frequent sexual assaults, but it also discourages victims of both sexes from coming forward. It was very helpful in framing the cultural issues that are at play and perpetuate this issue.
This article lends information compiled through surveys of college males, a large number of whom reported committing acts that fell within the lines of sexual assault. The results of the study showed that many of the behaviors that led to the committed sexual crimes were caused by attitudes and tendencies learned in adolescence. It was very helpful in showing the importance of early preventative actions.
This article outlines some of the the factors that have been correlated with sexual assault and, more notably, the many misperceptions that are held in relation to factors that people think are related to sexual assault, as well as the consequences of these misperceptions. It is clear that these misperceptions are extremely dangerous and I know that I see them all too frequently. I plan to use this information in my interviews.
This article details information found through research that provides indicators of traits that are possessed by males who commit sexual assaults. The study took into account both samples of college students and non-students. The study found that there was a direct correlations between traits such as adolescent delinquency, alcohol problems, certain attitudes toward casual sex, and pressure from peers to a likeliness to commit, or attempt to commit a sexual assault. This added to my knowledge of what personal and sociological factors lead to the perpetration of a sexual assault.
This article describes some of the processes that take place after a sexual assault. It details why so many complaints never become anything more, and why victims are often unlikely to even file a complaint of any sort or to speak about the crime. It was very informative and taught me much about the unfair ways in which people often view a sexual assault complaint, how they use different methods to discredit such complaints, and how all of this leads to pervasive victim blaming. It also helped me further understand why so many victims do not come forward.
This report goes into great detail of the issue of sexual assault on American college campuses, what is being done to fix the problem, and where progress is being made, lacking, and why. Though there are many federal laws that mandate school action and reporting, there are several reasons why these laws are inadequate and why they are rarely followed to the letter of the law. It was very helpful in that it will greatly inform how I approach ideas to continue to improve preventative practices as well as post-assault procedures.