Open Access Senior Honors Thesis
Department or School
Health Promotion and Human Performance
Professor Richard Karcher
Professor Jodi Schumacher
Professional and college athletes are frequently in the spotlight for their involvement in domestic violence and sexual assault cases. However, while many athletes are in the news regarding these actions and/or arrests, very infrequently are they convicted for their crimes. In contrast, when looking at domestic violence and sexual assault cases involving non-athletes, arrest and conviction rates were found to differ significantly from those arrest and conviction rates found of athletes, both collegiate and professional.
Repetto, Nicole K., "Domestic violence, sexual assault, and elite athletes: Analyzing arrest and conviction rates" (2016). Senior Honors Theses & Projects. 485.