Issues of prevalence and disclosure
Alexandra Neame and Melanie Heenan
This paper considers several groups of victim/survivors of sexual assault which are less likely to appear within the estimates of large-scale victimisation studies. The authors draw on research that uses targeted approaches to identify the 'hidden' prevalence of sexual assault among adults who were sexually assaulted as children, women from non-English-speaking backgrounds, sex industry workers and young homeless people. As well as being less visible in victimisation surveys, these groups of victim/survivors are less likely to disclose their experiences or report the sexual assault to the police, and often feel unable to access support.
The findings of the Giving Voice project provides insights into the behaviours, strategies and tactics of sexual offenders
This resource sheet gathers together the findings from a wide range of research into the impacts of sexual assault on adult women
Discusses a number of challenges that programs are likely to face in the effort to formulate best practice in sexual assault prevention education
This paper summarises the international and national literature that exists on sexual assault services.