Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
Alexis Kennedy, Committee Chair
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
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The purpose of this study was to examine whether rates of forcible rape in Nevada are high, possibly a side effect of living in a hypersexual city. The study will explore whether these rates compare to other cities of the same size that are tourism focused and whether rates of forcible rapes are higher in counties without prostitution than with prostitution. This paper will also consider rates of sexual victimization among undergraduate students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University. Lastly, the study will consider whether the hypersexual nature of the city is reflected in the sex drives of college students, another factor that puts individuals at risk for becoming a victim of rape.
Forcible rape; hypersexual environment; Las Vegas; Prostitution; Rape rates; Sexual victimization
Criminology | Psychology | Sexuality and the Law | Sociology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dooley, Lisa Ann, "An Examination of the relationship between the hypersexual environment of Las Vegas and forcible rape" (2010). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 8.
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