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Rachel E. Goldsmith, Gordon N. Hall, Christina Garcia, Jennifer Wheeler & William H. George

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Chapter 27: Cultural Aspects of Sexual Aggression

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Cultural Aspects of Sexual Aggression
Cultural aspects of sexual aggression
Rachel E.GoldsmithUniversity of Oregon
Gordon N.HallUniversity of Oregon
ChristinaGarciaUniversity of Oregon
JenniferWheelerSex Offender Treatment Program, Monroe Correctional Complex—Twin Rivers Unit, Monroe, WA
William H.GeorgeUniversity of Washington

Sex offenders in the United States compose a heterogeneous group in terms of cultural and individual variables. However, research regarding sexual assault and abuse has all too often neglected cultural aspects (Futa, Hsu, & Hansen, 2001; Gahir & Garrett, 1999; Hackett, 2000; Romero, Wyatt, Loeb, Carmona, & Solis, 1999). Hall, Teten, and Sue (2002) explain that most theoretical models have not been adequately investigated using samples other than European Americans. Incorporating cultural considerations advances current theoretical models of sexual assault and abuse and informs treatment, intervention, and prevention (Hall et al., 2002).

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