Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

October 6, 2012

ART: Urban, Suburban, and Rural Variations in Separation/Divorce Rape/Sexual Assault

Authors: Callie Marie Rennison, Walter S. DeKeseredy, and Molly Dragiewicz
Title: Urban, Suburban, and Rural Variations in Separation/Divorce Rape/Sexual Assault
Subtitle: Results from the National Crime Victimization Survey
Journal: Feminist Criminology
Volume: 7
Issue: 4
Year: October 2012
Pages: 282-297
ISSN: 1557-0851 - eISSN: 1557-086X
Language: English
Full Text: SAGE Journals [Restricted access]

Abstract: »To date, no large study has looked at whether separation/divorce sexual assault varies across urban, suburban, and rural areas. The authors use 1992-2009 NCVS (National Crime Victimization Survey) data to estimate the percentage of separation/divorce sexual assault against women in urban, suburban, and rural communities. In addition, the authors identify and compare the relative risk of sexual assault victimization for women across areas. Findings indicate that a higher percentage of rural divorced/separated women were victims of rape/sexual assault than were urban divorced/separated women. In addition, rural separated women are victims of intimate rape/sexual assault at significantly higher rates than their suburban and urban counterparts.« [Source: Feminist Criminology]