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Mapping the landscape of male-on-male rape in London: an analysis of cases involving male victims reported between 2005 and 2012

Hine, BA; Murphy, AD; Yesberg, JA; Wunsch, D; Charleton, B; Widanaralalage Don, BKS; (2021) Mapping the landscape of male-on-male rape in London: an analysis of cases involving male victims reported between 2005 and 2012. Police Practice and Research , 22 (1) pp. 109-126. 10.1080/15614263.2020.1843458.

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Abstract

Male-on-male rape remains an under-researched area, and little is known about the characteristics and outcomes of this type of crime. This study examines 122 rape cases involving young adult and adult male victims reported to the London Metropolitan Police Service between 2005 and 2012. Overall, there were a number of similarities with cases involving female victims; however, male cases were more likely to involve strangers, substance use, and a victim with mental health issues, alluding to specific vulnerabilities. Moreover, younger victims, victims with poor mental health, and victims who had consumed alcohol or drugs were less likely to have their cases referred to prosecutors and more likely to be ‘no-crimed’ by police. This paper provides unique insight into the profile and trajectories of male-on-male rape cases, and preliminary recommendations for both police practice and future research are provided.

Type: Article
Title: Mapping the landscape of male-on-male rape in London: an analysis of cases involving male victims reported between 2005 and 2012
DOI: 10.1080/15614263.2020.1843458
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/15614263.2020.1843458
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Security and Crime Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10119555
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