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Alcohol and Sexual Assault

  • By: Antonia Abbey
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Alcohol is involved in approximately half of all sexual assaults. Alcohol contributes to sexual assault when either the victim or perpetrator has been drinking alcohol and it alters their perceptions and judgments. Victims' extreme intoxication can also be used by perpetrators ...

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