Below is a compilation of several different studies that work to provide information about
perpetrators. Much of this data comes from studies that are outdated and contain heteronormative
language, although still providing important information. SAPAC recognizes that many of these
articles fail to provide inclusive information about perpetrators and survivors. It is important to
question how statistics, like the ones below, can enable skewed perceptions and further
misconceptions about sexual assault and harassment.
The purpose of this section is to provide information about perpetrators. This section will address
societal myths, contributing factors to why a person commits rape, the role of alcohol, and studies
focusing on college male rapists. It is designed to inform panelists about the reality of this offense
so that they are as informed as possible when hearing sexual-violence related cases.