Examining the Characteristics of Male Sexual Assault Targets in a Southern Maximum-Security Prison

Studies concerning inmate-on-inmate sexual assaults within male correctional facilities are sparse in the sociological and correctional literatures. Only a few studies have specifically examined the characteristics of male inmate sexual assault targets. The current research sought to address this gap by providing an examination of factors related to victimization likelihood. Using data gathered in March 2000 from 142 inmates (18% return rate) in one Southern maximum-security prison, the authors examined demographic and behavioral characteristics of male inmate sexual targets. Based on inmates

Sex abuse prevention programs: Offenders' attitudes about their efficacy

Little scientific basis exists for the content of school-based programs which are intended to help children protect themselves from sexual abuse. Children are taught about protecting themselves from a stereotypical old male stranger, yet perpetrators are most frequently young, known to the victim, and use a variety of methods to gain access to children. Programs generally include concepts of body ownership, acceptable touching, good vs. bad secrets, saying no, telling, and trusting one's intuition.

Sexual Violence Inside Prisons: Rates of Victimization

Abstractnbsp;nbsp;People in prison are exposed to and experience sexual violence inside prisons, further exposing them to communicable diseases and trauma. The consequences of sexual violence follow the individual into the community upon release. This paper estimates the prevalence of sexual victimization within a state prison system. A total of 6,964 men and 564 women participated in a survey administered using audio-CASI. Weighted estimates of prevalence were constructed by gender and facility size.

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.
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