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The effect of male incarceration on rape myth acceptance: Application of propensity score matching technique

Debowska, Agata, Boduszek, Daniel, Dhingra, Katie and DeLisi, Matt (2016) The effect of male incarceration on rape myth acceptance: Application of propensity score matching technique. Deviant Behavior, 37 (6). pp. 634-643. ISSN 0163-9625

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Abstract

The aim is to assess the effect of imprisonment on rape myth acceptance. The research used a sample of male prisoners incarcerated for non-sexual crimes (n = 98) and a sample of males drawn from the general population (n = 160). Simple linear regression did not indicate a significant effect of incarceration on rape myth acceptance. After controlling for background covariates using propensity score matching, analysis revealed a positive significant effect of incarceration on rape myth acceptance. Although further research is required, results indicate that being subject to incarceration has a significant positive effect on stereotypical thinking about rape.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Applied Criminology Centre
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Depositing User: Daniel Boduszek
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 15:54
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 01:38
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/24508

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