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dc.contributor.authorSchullar, Regina.en_US
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Annaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:56:52Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:56:52Z
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.date.modified2010-07-26T06:52:22Z
dc.identifier.issn01477307en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1005519028528en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/3285
dc.description.abstractThis study explored the impact of victim and perpetrator alcohol consumption on police officers' evaluations of an alleged sexual assault and their reported likelihood of charging the perpetrator. Two hundred and twelve police officers were presented with a vignette depicting an acquaintance rape in which the beverage consumption (beer, cola) of both the victim and perpetrator was systematically varied. Results indicated that the officers' perceptions of the complainant's intoxication level, as well as the gender of the officer, influenced officers' evaluations of the alleged sexual assault. The more intoxicated the complainant was perceived to be, the more negatively she was viewed. Female police officers evaluated the victim more favorably than male officers. The only factors related to the officers' likelihood of charging the perpetrator, however, involved their assessment of the complainant's credibility and their perception of the likelihood that the perpetrator would be found guilty in a court of law.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherKluwer Academic/Plenum Publishersen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom535en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto551en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLaw and Human Behavioren_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume24en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode410000en_US
dc.titlePolice responses to sexual assault complaints: The role of perpetrator/complaint intoxicationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2000 Springer-Verlag. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.comen_AU
gro.date.issued2000
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