Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: November 23, 2010 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412959193 | Print ISBN: 9781412959186 | Online ISBN: 9781412959193| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Koss, Mary P.: The Prevalence and Sources of Rape
Jamie A. Snyder
Mary P. Koss has been a major contributor to the empirical research and theoretical literature on rape victimization. First, Koss has devoted a large amount of research to identifying and understanding the sources of rape. This research has been both empirical and theoretical. Second, on top of being involved in numerous empirical studies, Koss has also developed and revised a survey instrument to better identify rape and other types of sexual victimization that subsequently has advanced the field of understanding sexual victimization. Furthermore, Koss introduced an innovative, behaviorally descriptive definition of rape and other sexual behaviors to help remove ambiguity and resolve definitional problems that plagued past research in the field. In fact, Koss has provided comprehensive reviews of problems with rape victimization research and offers solutions to help combat these issues in future research. Finally, Koss revised previous versions of the Sexual Experiences Survey (SES) to address past criticism ...