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Is Campus Rape Primarily a Serial or One-Time Problem? Evidence From a Multicampus Study
Violence Against Women (2019)
  • John D. Foubert
  • Angela Clark-Taylor
  • Andrew Wall, University of Rochester
We examined the prevalence and repeat offenses of college men, including fraternity
men and student athletes, taking advantage of someone sexually while under the
influence of alcohol. Preexisting data from the Core Alcohol and Other Drug Survey
included a sample of 12,624 college men at 49 community and 4-year colleges. Results
provide further evidence that the problem of campus rape is largely one of serial
perpetration. More than 87% of alcohol-involved sexual assault was committed by
serial perpetrators. Fraternity men and student athletes were significantly more likely
to commit alcohol-involved sexual assault than other men on campus.
  • Sexual Assault,
  • Sexual Violence,
  • Rape,
  • Alcohol,
  • Serial Rapists,
  • Serial Perpetrators
Publication Date
February, 2019
Citation Information
Foubert, J.D., Clark-Taylor, A., & Wall, A. (2019). Is campus rape a primarily a serial or single time problem? Evidence from a multi-campus study. Violence Against Women. DOI: 10.1177/1077801219833820