Perceptions of Incapacitated Heterosexual Sexual Assault: Influences of Relationship Status, Perpetrator Intoxication, and Post-Assault Sleeping Arrangements
Violence Against Women
This investigation explored college students’ victim-blaming behaviors in perceptions of incapacitated rape. Participants received a vignette about a man who had sexual intercourse with a woman who had lost consciousness due to alcohol, with the conditions varied across the vignettes: the relationship between the parties, the alcohol use of the man, and the post-assault sleeping arrangements. Results revealed that when the man was a stranger, participants attributed less responsibility for the incident to him, but were more likely to label the incident as “rape.” Neither the alcohol use of the man nor the post-assault sleeping arrangements significantly influenced participants’ perceptions.
Maurer, Trent W..
"Perceptions of Incapacitated Heterosexual Sexual Assault: Influences of Relationship Status, Perpetrator Intoxication, and Post-Assault Sleeping Arrangements."
Violence Against Women, 22 (7): 780-797: SAGE Journal.
doi: 10.1177/1077801215612599 source: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1077801215612599