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Does Rape Culture Predict Rape? Evidence From U.S. Newspapers, 2000–2013 - 'Rape culture has been defined as a set of values and beliefs that provide an environment conducive to rape' (Boswell and Spade 1996) and where 'rape is often not acknowledged as a crime and its victims are frequently blamed ... for their own violation' (Vogelman 1990). This study explores the impact of literature and media on the choices of victims, perpetrators and police.
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