Laura Kerr

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Laura Kerr
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SociologySchool of Social and Political Science
University of Edinburgh
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Edinburgh UK EH8 9LN
Telephone
0131 651 1832
URL
http://www.sociology.ed.ac.uk/people/research_students2/kerr_laura

Asking for it? A Sociological Study of Attitudes towards Rape

My research interests lie in the area of sexual violence - in particular the construction, internalisation and reinforcement of rape myths. My PhD research focuses on the influence that rape myths have on definitions and interpretations of rape in early 21st century British society. I am also interested in the ways in which rape myths may be reinforced by the lay public, the media and/or the criminal justice system. Theoretical ideas about gender and power provide a framework for this research.