Wright 2014 Rapist

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Author: Lauren E. Wright

Title: The American Serial Rapist

Subtitle: 1940-2010

Thesis: M.A. Thesis, Ohio University

Year: May 2014

Pages: 47pp.

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century, 21st Century | U.S. History | Types: Serial Rape

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Abstract: »Serial rape, while being one of the most serious crimes in nature, is also one of the least researched. Previous studies suggest that a majority of sexual offenders have multiple victims, but have used mixed definitions of serial rape and small sample sizes. This study aims to create a sociological definition of serial rape and uses newspaper articles spanning seven decades to find reported cases of the crime across the United States. Using a sample of 1,037 offenders, an offender profile was created, as well as a visual representation of the crime across time.« (Source: Thesis)


  Abstract (p. 3)
  Dedication (p. 4)
  Acknowledgments (p. 5)
  List of Tables (p. 10)
  List of Figures (p. 11)
  Introduction (p. 12)
  What We Know About Serial Rape (p. 16)
  Theorizing Serial Rape (p. 19)
  Data, Methods, and Sample (p. 21)
    Serial Rape Definition (p. 23)
  Findings (p. 30)
    Offender Profile and Style (p. 30)
  Conclusion (p. 36)
  Limitations and Future Directions (p. 38)
  References (p. 39)
  Appendix (p. 45)

Added: July 12, 2014 | Last updated: July 12, 2014