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What About “He Said, He Said?" The Effect of Rape Myth Acceptance and Extra-Legal Factors on Blame Attributions

Abstract Many authors have shown that "real victim," "real rape," and traditional gender role stereotypes affect how people attribute blame to victims and perpetrators of sexual assault, and that jury decisions in rape cases are likewise influenced by extralegal factors, such as how much the victim resisted. Most studies only focus on the acceptance of rape myths and stereotypes about female victims, while myths and stereotypes about male victims are largely ignored. It is unknown how female rape myth acceptance (FRMA) and male rape myth acceptance (MRMA) may differently affect victim and perpetrator blame attributions. Whether the juror influences the effect of extra-legal factors on rape perceptions is also unknown. Using a ra... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Coble, Suzanne St. George (Author) / Spohn, Cassia (Advisor) / Stolzenberg Roosevelt, Stacia (Committee member) / Young, Jacob (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / jury decisions / male rape / rape myth acceptance / sexual assault / victim gender
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 111 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Criminology and Criminal Justice 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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