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Sexual Victimization Of College Women: Article Analysis

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Recent survey by Fisher, Cullen, and Turner (2000) revealed that for every 1,000 women attending institutions of higher education, there might be 35 incidents of rape in a given academic year. For a campus with a population of 10,000 women, the number of rapes could exceed 350. Each of these six articles referenced either, The Sexual Victimization of College Women by Fisher, Cullen, and Turner or Fraternities and Rape on Campus by Martin and Hummer. All of these articles relate to current project of sexual assault on university campuses in the United States. Three of the articles relied on questionnaires or surveys and the other three relied on interviews. Each article gave information related to the three variables in current project: Greek…show more content…
They explored the links between sexual violence and institution practices. They explored the culture of fraternities and sororities and the way those special populations view sexual violence. Copenhaver and Grauerholz examined the relationships between women in sororities and men who are in fraternities. It stated that women in sororities are more likely to be put in more high-risk situation due to the events that sorority and fraternity houses host. This researched randomly mail questionnaires to 500 women who were sorority members at a large public Midwestern University. They had some difficulty getting women to agree to divulge information because of the secrecy within the group. They only had 140 returned the…show more content…
The article by Carey, Durney, Shepardson, and Carey (2015) describes different types of sexual assault, which relates back to the definition of the current project. The article that seemed to cover all three variables was the article by Amar, Strout, Simpson, Cardiello, and Beckford (2014). The article by Copenhaver and Grauerholz (1991) related directly to my project because it explores the link between “Greek Life” and sexual assault on college campuses. It discusses how the functions that these fraternities and sororities host put students in high-risk setting and situations, increasing their chances of being sexually assaulted. Amy Cass’s article about routine activities theory might not be the best theory to explain sexual assault on the college campus it helped predict those that might become victims of sexual assault. This article would be an interesting one to use when comparing commuter and non-commuter campuses. Armstrong, Hamilton, and Sweeney (2006) and Brian Payne (2008) focus on the non-reports. These articles relate to current project because it helps explain why sexual assaults on university campuses are not reported. The way universities handle sexual assault can determine if victims will report or will not report out of
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