Bystander Perceptions: Implications for University Sexual Assault Prevention Programs
Koelsch, Lori E., Brown, Amy L., Boisen, Leah, Violence and Victims
The college party environment comprises a risk factor for unwanted sexual activity but may also provide a safety net, given the presence of bystanders who can potentially intervene in risky situations. Sexual assault prevention programs are increasingly incorporating bystander education into their designs. This article presents findings intended to inform these programs. Qualitative data from single-sex focus groups about typical college party behavior was analyzed for common themes. Analysis of these themes suggests that although some sexual behavior is visible at college parties, most sexual behavior is assumed to occur behind closed doors. In addition, intervention and prevention …
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Publication information: Article title: Bystander Perceptions: Implications for University Sexual Assault Prevention Programs. Contributors: Koelsch, Lori E. - Author, Brown, Amy L. - Author, Boisen, Leah - Author. Journal title: Violence and Victims. Volume: 27. Issue: 4 Publication date: July 1, 2012. Page number: 563+. © Springer Publishing Company 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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