Influencing Factors of Attitude toward Secondary Victimization in Sexual Assault Cases by the Police Officers

수사경찰의 성범죄에 대한 2차피해 인식요인 탐색

Kwon, Hye-Rim

  • Received : 2018.10.31
  • Accepted : 2018.11.18
  • Published : 2019.01.28


Police officers in charge of investigating sexual assault cases are likely to have suspicions in the process of investigation to find out the truth about the case, which leads to secondary victimization to the victims, and these concerns are often unveiled as social problems. This study suggested the research question that what the causes of secondary victimization derived from the police officers in charge of sexual assault investigation are. The purpose of this study was to contribute to the restoration of the trust of the police by preventing or minimizing the secondary victimization of sexual assault cases in the investigation process. Among the personal characteristics of police officers, rape myth, tolerance n violence and hostile gender discrimination influenced suspicion and prejudice, and rape myth and hostile gender discrimination affected the lack of sensitivity. Among the workplace-related characteristics, the duration of employment and experience in sexual assault cases affects the lack of sensitivity. In addition to the revision of the law and the improvement of the system of sexual assault, the prejudice against the sexual assault inherent in the attitudes and behaviors of the police officers in charge of the sexual assault cases should be improved.


Sexual Assault;Attitude toward Secondary Victimization;Rape myth;Tolerance on Violence;Ambivalent Sexual Discrimination


Supported by : 한국연구재단