Date of Award

Spring 5-11-2012

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis


Criminal Justice

First Advisor

Thomas Panko

Advisor Department

Criminal Justice


The goal of this research was to compare and assess undergraduate students’ attitudes towards sexual violence at a mid-size southern university. The respondents were recruited through an online survey distributed through a Facebook event and also through the university’s e-mail network. Attitudes were assessed through statistical means. Respondents were questioned regarding their attitudes towards sexual violence, sexual education, sexual victimization, level of self-control, and victimization of others.