Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Early Identification of Individuals at Risk for Initiating Sexual Assault: Recommendations for College Campuses
by Weller, Rachel, Psy.D., Pepperdine University, 2018, 108; 10750504
Abstract (Summary)

It is estimated that 23.1% of female students are raped or sexually assaulted during college (Department of Justice, 2014). As such, universities and colleges have a duty to address and respond to college sexual assault, but despite ongoing research, policy change, and extensive media coverage, the prevalence of sexual violence on campuses remains disturbingly high. This clinical dissertation proposes an enhanced approach to college sexual violence by shifting the focus of research and prevention programming away from the victims and toward the perpetrators. The primary objective of this dissertation was to develop a collection of protocols that may be utilized by colleges and universities to engage in active early identification of students at risk for initiating sexual assault via thorough exploration of risk factors for initiating sexual violence and existing early identification strategies. It is hoped that these recommendations will, in turn, inform intervention efforts in remediating the potential damaging effects for victims, perpetrators, and colleges at large.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lowe, Dennis
Commitee: Horton, Connie, Woo, Stephanie, di Bartolomeo, Amanda
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 79/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational psychology, Clinical psychology, Criminology, Health education
Keywords: College, Early identification, Prevention, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, University
Publication Number: 10750504
ISBN: 978-0-355-85465-7
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