Monday, November 30, 2009

Social Learning

Men often learn to commit rapes and
are influenced by watching violent or pornographic films
featuring women who are beaten, raped, or tortured.74
In one case, a 12-year-old boy in Providence, Rhode
Island, sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl on a pool
table after watching TV coverage of a case in which a
woman was similarly raped.75 (The case was made into
a film, The Accused, starring Jodie Foster.)

Source: C. Boyle, “Sexual Assault: A Case Study of Legal Policy
Options,” in Canadian Criminology: Perspectives on Crime and
Criminality, ed. M. Jackson and C. Griffiths (Toronto: Harcourt
Brace, 1991),