Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Recently, sexual assault within the military community has been drawing the attention of the media, military leaders, politicians and every day citizens. Criminologists however have traditionally not addressed this crime, and have specifically not addressed sexual assault within the US Navy. This dissertation seeks to address the current gap in literature by examining the sociocultural workplace climate of the US military and its possible contribution to the occurrence of sexual assaults. Utilizing original data obtained by NCIS, regression models were ran to evaluate sexual assault victim and offender demographics. The surprising findings were then discussed within the context of possible policy implications.
Muldoon, Caitlin Veronica, "Honor, Courage, Commitment: Understanding Sexual Assault in the United States Navy" (2015). Sociology & Criminal Justice Theses & Dissertations. 1.