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The Sexually Assaulted Female [microform] : Innocent Victim or Temptress? / Sheldon H. Geller
Bib ID 5343697
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Geller, Sheldon H
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1977 
4 p. 
Summary

The Toronto Transit Commission employees were on strike for 23 days, producing a total shut-down of all public transportation and a resulting increase in the number of hitch-hiking females. The strike provided a novel and unique opportunity to empirically examine two theories of sexual assault and to evaluate the effects of hitch-hiking upon sexual offences. During the strike the number of sexual offences against hitch-hiking females increased nine times and accounted for 12.86% of all sexual offences as compared to 1.59% during the Pre-Strike periods. The total number of sexual offences was unaffected by the strike. The results disconfirm the theory that sexual offences are victim-provoked, and support the theory that the female victim is not responsible for the offense. Five preventative measures were proposed to reduce the incidence and severity of sexual offences. (Author)

Notes

Availability: Sheldon H. Geller, Employee Health Services Branch, Macdonald Block, Room M1-73, Parliament Bldg., Toronto, Canada, M7A 2C1.

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association (Quebec City, Quebec, June 20, 1975).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Aggression.  |  Crime.  |  Females.  |  Prevention.  |  Rape.  |  Research Projects.  |  Responsibility.  |  Sexuality.  |  Urban Environment.  |  Violence.  |  Ontario (Toronto)
Form/genre Reports, Research.
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