Date rapists: Differential sexual socialization and relative deprivation
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- Kanin, E.J. Arch Sex Behav (1985) 14: 219. doi:10.1007/BF01542105
Deviant sexual behavior has often been portrayed as the consequence of the frustration of legitimate sexual outlets. This study of date rapists reveals that these men, as a result of a hypersexual socialization process, are sexually very active, successful, and aspiring. These exaggerated aspiration levels are seen as responsible for instituting a high degree of sexual frustration. This acute relative deprivation, it is hypothesized, is a significant process responsible for precipitating these rape episodes.