The Darkest Figure of Crime: Perceptions of Reasons for Male Inmates to Not Report Sexual Assault

pnbsp;/ppstrongSummary:nbsp;/strongspanThis study examined the reasons male inmates perceived that their peers do not report sexual assault among 396 inmates in 8 Texas prisons. nbsp;This study is part of a larger project, The Prison Climate Survey. The three most common reasons inmates believed that sexual assault is not reported are embarrassment, retaliation from other inmates, and a fear of harassment and continued victimization by other inmates. nbsp;Older inmates and minority populations were more likely to report a fear of harassment as the primary reason to not report. Inmates who were more educated reported that fear of retaliation was the primary reason not to report. nbsp;Inmates in facilities with more correctional officers were more likely to report not wanting to be placed in safekeeping as a result of reporting. Inmates should be educated on sexual assault and inmates who feel most marginalized (older minority inmates) should be targeted for additional education programs. nbsp;/span/ppnbsp;/ppspanstrongApplication:nbsp;/strongInmates should receive certain protections if they report sexual assault./span/ppnbsp;/ppstrongLimitations:nbsp;/strongStudy was limited to Texas prisoners./p
Author: 
Miller,K.L.
Reprint Status: 
notinfile
Start Page: 
692
End Page: 
712
Journal/Periodical Name: 
Justice Quarterly
Volume: 
27
Issue: 
5
Reference Type: 
JOUR
Reference ID: 
2667
Publication Date: 
2010