The mindset of intimate partner sexual violence perpetrators: motivations and myths

Patricia EASTEAL, Louise McOrmond-Plummer

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Abstract

In this chapter we look at intimate partner sexual violence (IPSV) perpetrators’ motivations and the myths that they may subscribe to in order to justify their sexual violence and avoid taking responsibility. By exploring the psychological and social factors that contribute to the mindset of men who rape, we aim to reduce victim-blaming and increase the understanding that is required to underpin prevention. Our aim in the chapter is also to challenge myths about who are “real” rapists.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerpetrators of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence
Subtitle of host publicationA Multidisciplinary Approach to Prevention, Recognition, and Intervention
EditorsLouise McOrmond-Plummer, Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck, Patricia Easteal
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherRoutledge
Pages33-43
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781315693422
ISBN (Print)9781138910447, 9781138910454
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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EASTEAL, P., & McOrmond-Plummer, L. (2017). The mindset of intimate partner sexual violence perpetrators: motivations and myths. In L. McOrmond-Plummer, J. Y. Levy-Peck, & P. Easteal (Eds.), Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Prevention, Recognition, and Intervention (pp. 33-43). United Kingdom : Routledge.