Title

Marital rape: A student assessment of rape laws and the marital exemption.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Dawn Cecil

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

ISSN

1077-8012

Abstract

Opinions on marital rape and rape in other victim-offender relationships are examined in this study. A survey was given to undergraduate students in which participants evaluated various hypothetical situations to determine what constitutes the crime of rape and what factors should be considered when sentencing for this crime. Among the student population surveyed, findings suggest that there are still people who believe it is acceptable to rape one's wife, with significant differences found by gender. Finally, when compared to other victim-offender relationships, rape in the marital relationship was considered to be the least serious.

Comments

Citation only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Sage

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.