Same-sex competition and sexual conflict expressed through witchcraft accusations

Scientific Reports Vol/Iss. 12(1) Nature Portfolio London Published In Pages: 1-13
By Peacey, Sarah, Campbell, Olympia L. K., Mace, Ruth


Witchcraft accusations will reduce the ability of the accused to compete for resources.


Only 19% of witchcraft accusations were dismissed, the resulting 81% of witchcraft accusations had some type of negative outcome for the accused.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Descriptive statisticsSupport claimedNANANA


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Outcome of Witchcraft AccusationsUNKNOWNOffenses Against The Person, Sorcery