Sexual Harassment Among University Members

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 11:54
Oral Presentation
Dominic KUDLACEK, Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony, Germany
Laura TRESKOW, Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony, Germany
Sexual Harassment among university members have always been important topics, requiring further investigation and more specified research. Moreover, current events in Germany have shown that especially cyber harassment, such as cyber defamation, cyber bullying or cyber stalking has become a prevalent issue. This paper will present the findings from a (web-based) victimisation survey among 4.628 university members (age 17-78), covering especially the perspective staff members. It will outline the prevalence of sexual harassment and various other offences and capture both, the perspective of victims and the perspective of offenders. The design of the study makes it furthermore possible to light up the relationship between the groups and the background of the offences. Consequences for the victims and the motivation of the offenders will be outlined likewise. The results will be especially discussed in terms of gender differences.