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Sociology Colloquium, 1/27/2021

“Especially Heinous” and “Vicious Felonies”: Deconstructing Possible Rape Narratives within Law & Order: SVU: A Pilot Study

Gemini Creason-Parker, Texas A&M UniversityGemini Creason-Parker

In recent years, scholars have started to research the use of the traditional rape narrative, which propagates myths about the crime on screen, and how it affects people’s rape myth acceptance (RMA). However, while research has focused on the traditional narrative extensively, other categories of rape have yet to fully be explored in the context of narratives. This is significant because the traditional narrative does not necessarily apply to all rape cases being portrayed on television and in movies. One such script that has differing characteristics from the traditional narrative includes the party rape script, which is frequently associated with parties on college campuses. This study involved a content analysis of the popular show, Law & Order: SVU, uncovering to what extent, if any, the show perpetuates the party rape narrative.

January 27, 2021
Wednesday, 12–1:30pm
Zoom session
Meeting ID: 964 9836 5035
Passcode: 751813

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