Research Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2010
Volume: 5
Issue: 10
Page No. 670 - 677

Causes and Incidence of Rape among Middle Age and Young Adult in Lagos State, Nigeria

Authors : T.O. Peters and O.W. Olowa

Abstract: The study examined the cause and incidence of rape amongst middle age and young adult in Ojodu, a border town between Lagos and Ogun states. Rape can be defined in various ways but in most jurisdiction, it is defined as sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration by one person (the accused) with or against another person (the victim) without the consent of the victim. A total of 100 respondents were systematically selected for this study and with the use of simple descriptive technique analysed. The outcome revealed that there are incidences of rape within the society which many said is criminal. There are strong indications that socio-cultural factors are part of the contributing factors. It recommended among other thing that perpetrators should be punished and victims should be well supported.

How to cite this article:

T.O. Peters and O.W. Olowa, 2010. Causes and Incidence of Rape among Middle Age and Young Adult in Lagos State, Nigeria. Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 5: 670-677.

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