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Chapter 3: The Assault
It can happen to anyone.
In this chapter, we will study the circumstances surrounding the rape. Survivors will share information on where the rape by an acquaintance occurred. The survivors will discuss factors in their relationship with their perpetrators as they looked back on what happened that made them uncomfortable—but at the time they ignored. The use of drugs and alcohol by the perpetrator and survivor will also be reported from the research data.
Where did the rape by an acquaintance occur? Table 3.1 presents an analysis of survivors' responses to this question.
|TABLE 3.1 Where the Rape Occurred|
|Victim's apartment or home||29||(69)|
|Perpetrator's apartment or home||24||(56)|
|Friend's apartment or home||5||(11)|
|At place of employment||4||(9)|
|Secluded area, public park||5||(12)|
|Dormitory or fraternity house||3||(6)|
The largest percentage (58%) ...