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Blaming victims of rape: Studies on rape myths and beliefs about rape

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Title: Blaming victims of rape: Studies on rape myths and beliefs about rape
Authors: Adolfsson, Kerstin
Issue Date: 17-Oct-2018
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Psychology ; Psykologiska institutionen
Parts of work: Adolfsson, K., & Strömwall, L. A. (2017). Situational variables or beliefs? A multifaceted approach to understanding blame attributions. Psychology, Crime and Law, 23, 527–552.

Adolfsson, K., Strömwall, L. A., & Landström, S. (2017). Blame attributions in multiple-perpetrator rape cases: The impact of sympathy, consent, force, and beliefs. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication.

Adolfsson, K., Strömwall, L. A., & Landström, S. (Submitted for publication). “There is no time”: Swedish professionals’ perspective on meeting, treating and interacting with rape victims.
Date of Defence: 2018-11-09
Disputation: Fredagen den 9 november 2018, kl. 10.00, Lokal F1, Psykologiska institutionen, Haraldsgatan 1
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Doctoral Dissertation
Keywords: rape
blame attributions
just world belief
rape myths
victim treatment
Abstract: Rape is a crime characterized by low reporting and conviction rates. Many victims who do report, drop out during the justice process. This is a problem both for the victims themselves and for the legal certainty of societies. One explanation for low reporting rates is victims’ justified fear of being badly treated, mistrusted, and blamed. Victim-blaming attitudes have been extensively studied and reported both among the general public and among professionals in the justice and healthcare systems... more
ISBN: 978-91-7833-193-2 (PDF)
978-91-7833-194-9 (Print)
ISSN: 1101-718X
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