Bad dates or emotional trauma? The aftermath of campus sexual assault

Presents a study in which the emotional effects of date rape among college women who were intoxicated at the time of the rape are examined. Methods; Results; Conclusion
Author: 
Schwartz,Martin D.
Notes: 
IL- 3 charts AN- 1664767 Full Text: Unavailable
Reprint Status: 
IN FILE
Start Page: 
251
End Page: 
271
Journal/Periodical Name: 
Violence Against Women
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
3
Abstract: 
Critics of campus rape research have suggested that researchers exaggerate their figures by confounding rape with bad dates. While researchers have compared stranger to acquaintance rapes, they have not compared women raped while too drunk to resist to those raped by force. This study of 65 rape victims (in a sample of 388 college seniors) found no evidence for critics' claims. Women raped while intoxicated are not less emotionally affected and do not blame themselves more. Most women did not classify their experiences as rape, although under criminal law they were all victims. The authors assert that this lack of recognition is what causes hidden victims (i.e., those who do not report rapes or seek help for their victimization experience).
Topic Areas: 
Alcohol, College, Myths/Stereotypes
Reference Type: 
JOUR
Reference ID: 
352
Publication Date: 
1999/03