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Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation$
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Charlotte J. Patterson and Anthony R. D'Augelli

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199765218

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.001.0001

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Sexual Orientation, Victimization, and Hate Crimes

Sexual Orientation, Victimization, and Hate Crimes

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(p.267) 19 Sexual Orientation, Victimization, and Hate Crimes
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Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation
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Kimberly Balsam

Tonda Hughes

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0019

Research on victimization experiences of sexual minority women and men has increased in the past decade. From these studies, it is clear that sexual minority people are at elevated risk for a wide range of victimization experiences over the lifespan, from childhood abuse in the home, to bullying and victimization at school, to physical and sexual assault in adulthood. This chapter provides an overview of this body of literature, highlighting prevalence and correlates of victimization among sexual minority people as well as implications for future research. It begins by considering some methodological challenges of work in this area.

Keywords:   sexual minority, homosexuals, lesbians, gays, risk factors

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