Perceptions of Unwanted Sexual Behaviour on Public Transport

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620526
Title:
Perceptions of Unwanted Sexual Behaviour on Public Transport
Authors:
Ball, Krista S; Wesson, Caroline J. ( 0000-0003-0511-881X )
Abstract:
This study focuses on bystander perceptions and expected responses to unwanted sexual behaviours on public transport. Level of blame, incident seriousness, likelihood of reporting and intervening were evaluated using a series of 6 vignettes that manipulated passenger density and severity of the behaviour. Half of the participants also viewed a video to raise their awareness of unwanted sexual behaviours. The results indicated that blame was attributed to the perpetrator and not the victim, with perpetrator blame, incident seriousness, and likelihood of reporting all being influenced by a passenger density and behaviour severity interaction. Increasing awareness of unwanted sexual behaviours had no effect with the exception of likelihood of intervention. Findings are discussed in relation to women’s safety during peak and off peak travel and the role of the bystander here. The implications of this for women’s safety are considered.
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Crime Prevention & Community Safety, 19(3), 199-210
Issue Date:
Sep-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620526
Additional Links:
1743-4629
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1743-4629
Appears in Collections:
FEHW

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dc.contributor.authorBall, Krista Sen
dc.contributor.authorWesson, Caroline J.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-22T15:14:31Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-22T15:14:31Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-
dc.identifier.issn1743-4629en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620526-
dc.description.abstractThis study focuses on bystander perceptions and expected responses to unwanted sexual behaviours on public transport. Level of blame, incident seriousness, likelihood of reporting and intervening were evaluated using a series of 6 vignettes that manipulated passenger density and severity of the behaviour. Half of the participants also viewed a video to raise their awareness of unwanted sexual behaviours. The results indicated that blame was attributed to the perpetrator and not the victim, with perpetrator blame, incident seriousness, and likelihood of reporting all being influenced by a passenger density and behaviour severity interaction. Increasing awareness of unwanted sexual behaviours had no effect with the exception of likelihood of intervention. Findings are discussed in relation to women’s safety during peak and off peak travel and the role of the bystander here. The implications of this for women’s safety are considered.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.url1743-4629en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectUnwanted Sexual Behaviouren
dc.subjectReducing Sexual Offencesen
dc.subjectPublic Transporten
dc.subjectDensityen
dc.subjectSeverityen
dc.titlePerceptions of Unwanted Sexual Behaviour on Public Transporten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalCrime Prevention & Community Safety, 19(3), 199-210en
dc.date.accepted2017-06-
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rioxxterms.identifier.projectUoW220617CWen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-09-08en
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