Young heterosexual men’s use of the miscommunication model in explaining acquaintance rape

Hansen, Susan, O'Byrne, Racheal and Rapley, Mark (2010) Young heterosexual men’s use of the miscommunication model in explaining acquaintance rape. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 7 (1) . pp. 45-49. ISSN 1868-9884 (doi:10.1007/s13178-010-0003-4)

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Abstract

This article describes a program of research that systematically examined the ways in which young heterosexual men draw on widely culturally shared accounts of rape to account for sexual coercion and sexual assault. In particular, the authors discuss the reliance placed on a lay version of Tannen’s (1992) miscommunication model of (acquaintance) rape—the claim that rape is a consequence of men’s not knowing—and young men’s use of this account as a device to accomplish exculpation. The authors discuss the implications of their methods for capturing young people’s understanding of sexual coercion, rape, and consent, as well as for designing rape prevention programs.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Forensic Psychology Research Group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research group
Item ID: 7595
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Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2013 05:40
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 14:29
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/7595

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