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Cases of Forcible Rape

How do sociologists explain the event that many cases of forcible rape are not reported to the police? What empirical evidence do they base their conclusions?

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1. How do sociologists explain the event that many cases of forcible rape are not reported to the police? What evidence do they base their conclusions?

Sociologists often collect evidence for sociological enquiry through surveys. In fact, surveys indicate that many cases of forcible rape are not reported to the police and for various understandable reasons:

1. Rape is an emotionally upsetting and deeply humiliating experience for ...

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Based on empirical evidence, this solution identifies the main sociological reasons provided to explain the large number of unreported cases of forcible rape.

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