Reconstructing and sequencing behaviours in multiple perpetrator rape

Chambers, Jemma C. and Horvath, Miranda A. H. and Kelly, Liz (2013) Reconstructing and sequencing behaviours in multiple perpetrator rape. Psychology, Crime and Law, 19 (3). pp. 253-275. ISSN 1068-316X

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Much of the existing knowledge base of multiple perpetrator rape (MPR) comes from studies undertaken more than 20 years ago, and thus fails to integrate contemporary perspectives on sexual violence. The current study used Grounded Theory methodology to construct a holistic model of MPR from 15 victim accounts. The model of multiple perpetrator rape (MMPR) included both the actions of the perpetrators and the reactions of the victim in a temporal sequence of 13 categories, 9 of which had sub-categories that allowed for individual differences. Broad themes of MPR were then explored using a total of 101 cases. Each case was coded in the 9 sub-categories where individual differences were allowed from the model. An associative analysis of these sub-categories was then performed using Smallest Space Analysis. Two dominant themes were displayed. The Manipulate theme included two perpetrators who offended sequentially and socialised with the victim. The Force theme did not involve any social interaction, as the force and teamwork of the group enabled the victim to be physically overpowered.

Item Type:Article
Keywords (uncontrolled):Multiple perpetrator rape; model; perpetrators; victims; Grounded Theory
Research Areas:A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Forensic Psychology Research Group
ID Code:9585
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Deposited On:23 Nov 2012 06:47
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