True Colors: Police Officers and Rape Myth Acceptance

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Amy Dellinger Page Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Institutionally, significant advancements in rape law reform have occurred. Culturally, police officers sometimes fail to adopt these changes. A survey designed to assess acceptance of rape myths was administered to 891 police officers in two southeastern states. The study found that the majority of police officers view the overall crime of rape as a serious one, however, approximately 6% provided sexist feedback that supports rape myths. These findings indicate that more work is needed in altering the attitudes of police officers.

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Page, Amy Dellinger. (2010). True Colors: Police Officers and Rape Myth Acceptance. Feminist Criminology 5(4): 315-334. (Oct 2010) Published by SAGE. (ISSN: 1557-086X) DOI: 10.1177/1557085110384108
Language: English
Date: 2010

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