The Interplay Between Poly-Victimization and Sexual Assault in Late Life in the Context of Life Course Perspective

Sagit Lev, Dovrat Harel, Hadass Goldblatt, Tova Band-Winterstein

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to explore the interplay between poly-victimization and sexual assault against women in late life (SAWLL) according to the life-course perspective. Two themes emerged from qualitative interviews with 18 experienced welfare and health care professionals who intervened in cases of SAWLL: sexual assault by a spouse co-occurring with other types of abuse within marital relationships, and sexual assault and other types of abuse by two or more perpetrators along the life course. In many cases, SAWLL is an expression of a broader experience of poly-victimization, which relates to vulnerability in old age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1282-1301
Number of pages20
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2022

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Keywords

  • life-course perspective
  • poly-victimization
  • sexual assault

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law
  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science

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