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Chelsea Horrocks


More than 300,000 women and nearly 100,000 men were forcibly raped in 1995 (Tjaden & Thoennes, 2006). The National Violence Against Women (NVAW) Survey, the last nationwide survey on rape, which had 8,000 male and 8,000 female participants, found that one of every six women and one of every thirty-three men is raped at some point in their lifetime. Thirty-two percent of the women and sixteen percent of the men were injured during their rape. In another nationwide telephone survey, twenty-two percent of 3,000 adults reported being sexually abused (Vandiver, 2002).

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Chelsea Horrocks is a junior majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology. This research was completed with funding by the Adrian Tinsley Program Summer Grant 2009, under the direction of Dr. Richard Wright. It was presented at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting in the Fall of 2009.

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