A cross-cultural study of rape

Aggressive Behavior Vol/Iss. 5 Published In Pages: 425-435
By Otterbein, Keith F.


This study examines two theories concerning the prevalence of rape: deterrence theory and fraternal interest group theory. Results indicate that both punishment and fraternal interest groups influence the frequency of rape, though neither variable is a necessary cause. The effects of marital residence and polygyny are also considered.

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