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“Fear of Rape among College Women: A Social Psychological Analysis”
Pryor, .; Hughes, . Violence Vict. , 2013, Vol. 28, Issue 3, 443-465.
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Second, our results are not inconsistent with other studies that surveyed undergraduate students about their sexual-assault experiences, and surveying students directly about their sexual-assault experiences using behaviorally specific language remains the most scientifically valid way to measure the prevalence of sexual assault. Survey data have limitations, but they are universally believed to be more accurate than official law-enforcement or campus crime data on sexual assault. A large majority of sexual-assault victims do not report their experiences to law enforcement or other authorities, so official crime statistics dramatically underestimate the prevalence of sexual assault.
Sexual abuse has been identified among animals as well; for example, among the Adélie penguins . 
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