Impaired and Incapacitated Rape Victims: Assault Characteristics and Post-Assault Experiences
Littleton, Heather, Grills-Taquechel, Amie, Axsom, Danny, Violence and Victims
Alcohol is the most common "rape drug," with up to two-thirds of victims consuming alcohol prior to the assault. Surprisingly, little research has examined the assault and postassault experiences of victims who were impaired or incapacitated as a result of substance use, including alcohol, during a rape. Thus, the current study evaluated the assault and postassault experiences of a sample of 340 nonimpaired, impaired, and incapacitated college rape victims. Results supported that these three groups differed in several assault characteristics, including threats by the assailant, resistance by the victim, and relationship with the assailant. In addition, impairment and incapacitation were …
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Publication information: Article title: Impaired and Incapacitated Rape Victims: Assault Characteristics and Post-Assault Experiences. Contributors: Littleton, Heather - Author, Grills-Taquechel, Amie - Author, Axsom, Danny - Author. Journal title: Violence and Victims. Volume: 24. Issue: 4 Publication date: July 1, 2009. Page number: 439+. © Springer Publishing Company 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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