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Inside the Ebony Tower  

Author:  Veronyka James.

Source: Volume 10, Number 01, Summer 2017 , pp.75-85(11)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Veronyka James reports on her research on the reporting of incidents of sexual assault on the part of students attending an historically black college—the “ebony tower” that is mentioned in the title of this article. On the whole, her findings are consistent with those of earlier studies of the reporting behavior of sexual assault victims; in the present sample of five black females who had suffered some form of sexual assault, none reported the crime to authorities. This is consonant with earlier discoveries demonstrating that of all crimes, sexual assault is the one least likely to be reported to criminal justice authorities.

Keywords: Sexual Assault Victimization; Fear of Reporting; Trauma

Affiliations:  1: Shenandoah University.

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