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Examining the sexual harassment experiences of Mexican immigrant farmworking women

This study examined sexual harassment experiences of Mexican immigrant farmworking women (n = 150) employed on California farms. Of the estimated one million California farmworkers, 78% are Latino, mostly from Mexico, and 28% are women. Unlike gender-segregated worksites of Mexico, women farmworkers in the United States labor alongside men, facilitating harassment from coworkers and supervisors. Simultaneous sexist, racist, and economic discrimination are comparable to converging lanes of automobile traffic (Crenshaw, 2000) that women, standing at the intersections, manage to avoid harm.

Predictors of rape myth acceptance among male clients of female street prostitutes

Although female street prostitutes are frequent victims of violence, there has been little research on their male clients. This study explores the level of "rape myth acceptance" and the predictors of rape myth acceptance among 1,286 men arrested for trying to hire street prostitutes in San Francisco (n = 950), Las Vegas (n = 254), and Portland, Oregon (n = 82). Rape myths are attitudes believed to support sexual violence against women. Questionnaires were administered to arrested clients prior to participation in programs designed to discourage reoffense.

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.

Tracking procedures for locating high-risk youth

Few published works are available that provide a comprehensive description of tracking procedures. This article describes the data collection tracking protocol that was used in Project Towards No Drug Abuse (Project TND), to follow high-risk youth over a 5 -+ year period. Youth were followed from 1994 through 2000. A total of 35% of these youth were assessed 5 -+ years later. Collapsing across the last two waves, 46% of these youth were followed an average of 5 years later. These procedures may be helpful in tracking highly mobile youth.

Intimate partner violence against deaf female college students.

This study examined the prevalence and nature of intimate partner violence among 100 female undergraduates (18 to 25 years old), in the District of Columbia. IPV experiences’ among undergraduates who were deaf/hard of hearing was compared to hearing undergraduates. In the past year, deaf participants experienced an average of 20.65 psychologically aggressive behaviors, 8.51 sexually coercive behaviors, and 7.67 physical assaults. Deaf students reported significantly more psychologically aggressive victimizations than hearing students.

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