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Music concerts and festivals draw millions of attendees in the United States and internationally annually. Half of the U.S. population goes to live music events each year, with 33% going to concerts and 18% going to festivals (Nielsen Music 360, 2017). Despite the fact that these events provide security for the safety of both performers and attendees, the context of these events may facilitate various forms of sexual violence. Research has revealed high levels of harassment, groping, and other forms of unwanted sexual behavior at music festivals and concerts. The current study will utilize a national survey to examine unwanted sexual experiences by concert and festival attendees. The prevalence, context, and details surrounding these incidents, and possible contributing factors will be discussed. The results have implications for guiding venue and concert promoters in developing responsive policies and solutions to prevent and reduce sexual offenses at music concerts and festivals.
Crowd management; Live music events; Sexual assault; Sexual harassment
Criminology | Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Heen, Miliaikeala Sj., "(Non-Consensual) Sex, Drugs & Rock N’ Roll: Sexual Harassment and Violence at Live Music Events" (2020). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 4000.
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