Cultural Considerations in Sexual Assault

  • Lorraine T. Benuto
  • Frances Gonzalez
  • Jena Casas
  • Rory Newlands
  • Brian D. Leany


This chapter summarizes literature relevant to sexual assault as it relates to ethnic minorities. The range in prevalence rates across studies vary widely possibly due to the manner in which sexual assault is defined, the methodologies used in gathering prevalence rate data, and cultural characteristics that may influence reporting rates. This chapter provides an overview of the literature on ethnic minorities and forensic interviewing, assessment, and treatment to the common sequalae of sexual assault, and prevention of sexual assault.


Cultural considerations Cultural sensitivity Ethnic minority Sexual assault Prevention 


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  • Lorraine T. Benuto
    • 1
  • Frances Gonzalez
    • 1
  • Jena Casas
    • 1
  • Rory Newlands
    • 1
  • Brian D. Leany
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Nevada RenoRenoUSA

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