Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
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Crime prevention is crucial to safeguard individual freedom and maintain social order. This is especially true in rape incidents as consequences may have long-lasting physical and mental effects on individual victims and great social costs. This study employs the routine activities theory to examine whether and how capable guardians (e.g., the presence of bystanders, the use of physical resistance, forceful verbal resistance or non-forceful verbal resistance) are likely to affect rape outcomes; A sample of 638 females who were the victim of a single offender male perpetrated rape incident was drawn from the National Crime Victimization Survey, ranging from 1992 to 2003. The analysis of univariate, bivariate and binary logistic regression revealed that the presence of bystanders, physical resistance and forceful verbal resistance were predictive of attempted rape incidents, whereas the use of non-forceful verbal resistance was predictive of completed rape incidents. Theoretical and practical implications were discussed.
Capable; Determining; Guardians; Incidents; Rape
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Boots, Alicia A, "Determining capable guardians in rape incidents" (2004). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1761.