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Reporting Sexual Assault to the Police in Hawaii, July 2000

By Ruch, Libby O.

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Title: Reporting Sexual Assault to the Police in Hawaii, July 2000  
Author: Ruch, Libby O.
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Language: English
Subject: Law., Law & economy, Litigation and arbitration
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Publisher: Department of Justice

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Ruch, L. O. (n.d.). Reporting Sexual Assault to the Police in Hawaii, July 2000. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Acknowledgements: The data used in this report were collected as part of a previous research project, which was a collaborative effort of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the Sex Abuse Treatment Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. The original research was supported by Grant from the National Institute of Mental Health and institutional support from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. We wish to thank the Director of the Sex Abuse Treatment Center, Adriana Ramelli, M.S.W. Her thorough review and constructive comments on a preliminary version of this report were helpful, especially with our discussion of implications for community education and practice. We also thank Dennis Dunn, Director, Victim Witness Kokua Services, and James Fulton, Executive Assistant, Government Affairs, of the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, City & County of Honolulu, for providing information on the reform of Hawaii's sexual assault statutes.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii ListofTables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v ExecutiveSummary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 The Underreporting of Sexual Assault to the Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Literature Review: Reporting Sexual Assault to the Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Anticipated Contribution to Criminal Justice Policy and Practice . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Methodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 TestSite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 The Sample . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Reporting Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Sexual Assault Variables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Trauma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Victim Characteristics and Behaviors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Statistical Analysis and Statistical Significance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Limitations of the Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 F!esults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Characteristics of the Sexual Assaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Bivariate Analysis of the Relationship Between Victim and Assault 25 Differences in Reporting Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Demographic Characteristics of the Sexual Assault Victims and Reporting to the Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Characteristics of the Sexual Assault and Reporting to the Police . . . . 28 The Relationship Between Victim and Assault Variables and Iniplications and Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Immediate Treatment Seekers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Delayed Treatment Seekers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 ?Classic? Rapes and Reporting to the Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Community Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Community Policing, the Sex Abuse Treatment Center, and Other Victim Advocacies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Description of the Sexual Assault Victims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Characteristics and Reporting Sexual Assault to the Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multivariate Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Reporting to the Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

 

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