Study recommends ways to stem sexual assault in military
Hold leaders accountable and reduce retaliation, researchers advise, rather than take a one-size-fits-all approach to prevention
by Claudia Bustamante
Failing to address the multiple root causes and the role played by military culture will continue to hamper efforts to curtail sexual assault in the military, according to new research from the University of Southern California and Fort Hood, Texas.
The military’s one-size-fits-all approach to sexual assault prevention and training also overlooks sensitive and uncomfortable issues, including the prevalence of assault among male service members and biases about sexual behavior, according to the article, which appears in the May issue of Current Psychiatry Reports.