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Sexual violence in Higher Education: Prevalence and characteristics of perpetrators

Hales, Samuel T. (2022) Sexual violence in Higher Education: Prevalence and characteristics of perpetrators. In: Humphreys, Clarissa J. and Towl, Graham J., eds. Stopping Gender-based Violence in Higher Education. Routledge, Oxon, UK. ISBN 978-1-03-217249-1. E-ISBN 978-1-00-325247-4. (doi:10.4324/9781003252474-8) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:96267)

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University-based sexual violence is a pervasive public health issue associated with numerous negative, long-term outcomes. Decades of research with victim-survivors have validated claims that one in five women students will be sexually assaulted at university, whilst empirical work into perpetration has concluded that nearly one-third of men who are students will display sexually aggressive behaviours during their studies. Recent media and policy attention has encouraged researchers to be more proactive in assessing the risk and protective factors associated with university-based sexual violence perpetration, to enable the development of more robust harm prevention strategies for those at risk of offending. Subsequently, there is now a broad academic knowledge base pertaining to the causes of students’ harmful sexual behaviours. Current evidence highlights that university-based sexual violence is the product of multiple, interacting levels of influence on individual behaviour

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.4324/9781003252474-8
Uncontrolled keywords: Sexual violence, higher education, universities, GBV
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Samuel Hales
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2022 20:00 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 14:06 UTC
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