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| Published: September 30, 2021

Motives and Myths Behind Rape in India

Praleena Mohan

BSc. Psychology, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.195.20210903

DOI: 10.25215/0903.195

ABSTRACT

Rape is a kind of sexual assault that usually involves sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration and is carried out without consent. Rape myths are prejudicial, stereotyped and false beliefs about sexual assaults, rapists, and rape victims. The purpose of the study is to look through newspaper archives over the past one year and examine the various motives and factors influencing rape. By finding the commonality in the motives of rape and the reason behind why rapists behave this way, effective measures can be taken to prevent such behaviours in the future. The patterns found in the factors influencing rape can be used to disapprove the rape myths. The results show that the most common motive for rape in revenge. There are multiple factors that influence rape. The results of this study can be useful for both the police department as well as the forensic department.

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Praleena Mohan @ praleenamohan@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.195.20210903

10.25215/0903.195

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021