The Influence of Offender Motivation on Unwanted Pursuit Perpetration Among College Students

Kim S. Ménard, Adam Christensen, Deborah D. Lee

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This study uses lifestyle/routine activities to examine unwanted pursuit perpetration. Regressions were completed on the full sample, and separately for males (3,485) and females (4,022), and for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ = 607) and those who do not (non-LGBTQ = 6,900). Sex (males), race (minorities), and unwanted pursuit victimization were associated with unwanted pursuit perpetration. Several identities by victimization interactions were also significantly associated with increased unwanted pursuit perpetration. Coefficient tests also revealed significant differences across sex (race, victimization, race by victimization, and LGBTQ by victimization) and across LGBTQ status (sex by victimization and race by victimization).

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalVictims and Offenders
StateAccepted/In press - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Health(social science)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Law

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