A typology of multiple perpetrator rape

Chambers, Jemma C., Horvath, Miranda A. H. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4363-4575 and Kelly, Liz (2010) A typology of multiple perpetrator rape. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37 (10) . pp. 1114-1139. ISSN 1552-3594 [Article] (doi:10.1177/0093854810377971)


Some consistency in existing typologies of rape has been found, which have extended from lone to multiple perpetrator offenses. The current study sought to explore the facets of multiple-perpetrator rape (MPR) in a sample representative of one geographical area. Seventy-five victim statements of MPR reported to an urban police force in the United Kingdom were classified into a qualitative model denoting offender actions in MPR. Four types from pathways through the model were produced: violence, criminality, intimacy, and sexuality. Analysis of the crime scene variables provided additional evidence of the four types. Finally, the associations between the four types and offense characteristics, such as victim and perpetrator age, were explored. Implications of these findings for the prevention and investigation of MPR are discussed along with suggestions for future research directions.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): multiple-perpetrator rape; typology; offenders; crime scene behaviors
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
ISI Impact: 1
Item ID: 6594
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Depositing User: Miranda Horvath
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2010 10:41
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 18:30
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/6594

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