You cannot distinguish a person who
rapes from one who does not based on physical appearance, profession,
income level, ethnic background, education, religion, or sexual
In fact, many perpetrators are not
aware that a rape was committed. Eighty-four percent of college men
in one survey said that what they did was definitely not sexual
assault, although it met the legal definition (Warsaw, 1994).
This indicates a need for both men and
women to become more educated about consent and what defines sexual
assault. Go to the sexual
assault tutorial to learn more.
Convicted perpetrators of sexual
assault and other sex crimes are listed as sex offenders, along with
their address. This allows for communities to know when a sex
offender is living near their homes. Visit the Arizona sex offender website for more information.