Men Stopping Violence’s Definition of Male Sexual Violence Against Women: Implications for Prevention and Intervention

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How one defines sexual violence has significant implications for intervention and prevention efforts. This chapter reviews and critiques current definitions of sexual violence. The chapter presents Men Stopping Violence’s definition of male sexual violence against women and how that definition is applied directly in Men Stopping Violence’s batterer intervention program and, in the community, at large. Additional components include a case study; a discussion of the strengths and limitations of Men Stopping Violence’s definition; and implications for male sexual violence intervention and prevention efforts on campuses and in the community.


Sexual violence Intervention Prevention Definitions Women Men Violence Campus #MeToo Community 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Men Stopping ViolenceAtlantaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Sarah Cook
    • 1
  • Tracy N. Hipp
    • 2
  • Amanda Hill-Attkisson
  • Thema Bryant-Davis
    • 3
  • Jacquelyn W. White
    • 4
  • Kevin Swartout
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MemphisMemphisUSA
  3. 3.Graduate School of Education and PsychologyPepperdine UniversityEncinoUSA
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyUniversity of North Carolina at GreensboroGreensboroUSA
  5. 5.Department of Psychology and Public HealthGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

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