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.

December 11, 2011

ART: Is Reporting of Rape on the Rise?

Author: Kate B. Wolitzky-Taylor, Heidi S. Resnick, Jenna L. McCauley, Ananda B. Amstadter, Dean G. Kilpatrick, Kenneth J. Ruggiero
Title: Is Reporting of Rape on the Rise?
Subtitle: A Comparison of Women With Reported Versus Unreported Rape Experiences in the National Women’s Study-Replication
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Volume: 26
Issue: 4
Year: March 2011
Pages: 807-832
ISSN: 0886-2605 - eISSN: 1552-6518
Language: English
Full Text: SAGE Journals Online [Restricted.]

Abstract: »Rape affects one in seven women nationwide. Historically, most rape victims do not report rape to law enforcement. Research is needed to identify barriers to reporting and correlates of reporting to guide policy recommendations that address such barriers. We investigated the prevalence of reporting rape among a national sample of women (N = 3,001) interviewed in 2006. The study also examined predictors of reporting as well as barriers to reporting, concerns about reporting, and women’s experiences with the reporting process. Results demonstrated that the overall prevalence of reporting (15.8%) has not significantly increased since the 1990s. Differences were found between rape types, with rapes involving drug or alcohol incapacitation or facilitation being less likely to be reported than forcible rapes. Several predictors of reporting emerged in multivariable analyses. Implications for public health and public policy are discussed.« [Source: Journal of Interpersonal Violence.]