Justice and Society Studies
violence, sexual coercion
Sexual coercion research has changed greatly over the past 60 years by expanding definitions of victim, outcomes, and perpetration tactics. This has resulted in measurement instruments that can be used to assess both male and female and also heterosexual and same‐sex coercion experiences. Prevalence estimates rely on victim reporting and most studies on perpetration focus on males. This research is more empirical than theoretical, but criminological and feminist perspectives tend to dominate. Minority stress theory is a potential avenue for future research assessing same‐sex coercion experiences.
The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies