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Rape and Everyday Life  

Author:  Douglas D. Koski, J.D., Ph.D..; John Stuart Batchelder.

Source: Volume 04, Number 05, August/September 2003 , pp.65-69(5)

Sex Offender Law Report

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The link between alcohol use and rape has been researched extensively over the past three decades. A number of studies have been published that focus on alcohol consumption by the victim, aggressor or both. Several have reported that among rape victimizations, alcohol use is a factor in between 50% to 66% of the studied cases. Alcohol (as a risk factor) is frequently associated with the severity of victimization outcome (i.e., completed vs. at tempted rape; severity of victim injury) as well as with “repeat victimization” as where a single victim suffers multiple rapes over time.


Affiliations:  1: National Center for the Advanced Study of Social Forces; 2: North Georgia State College.

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