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Table 3 Data categorisation from court transcripts (Chiu and Leclerc 2017, p. 64–65)

From: Crime script analysis for adult image-based sexual abuse: a study of crime intervention points for retribution-style offenders

Variables Categories
Social elements
 Actors involved Offender, victim, co-offenders, third parties (victim’s children; partners; other relatives and other known--- friends, acquaintances, co-workers, housemates)
 Relationship between victim and offender Date, partner or ex-partner (including husband, boyfriend, de facto partner, and sex friend), relative, friend/acquaintance, co-worker or ex co-worker, neighbour, family member’s spouse
 Circumstances Date rape, break in, group outing, visitation
Approach method
 Con Offered or asked for assistance/ride/information, etc.
Solicitation for sex
Wanted to show something to victim
Bribed victim with money, drugs, etc.
 Surprise Victim was asleep
Lay in wait/snuck up on victim
 Blitz Used weapon
Used overwhelming force or violence
 Location Offender’s home, victim’s home, vehicle, other residence, other building, outdoors
 More than one crime scene Yes/no
 Time Daylight, darkness
 Victim reaction Forceful verbal resistance (screamed, yelled/yelled for help), non-forceful verbal resistance (said no, pleaded, used threats), cried, physical resistance (fought back, tried to escape), no victim reaction, compliance, called police, negotiation
 Offender reaction Ignored, used force, used threats, used violence, negotiated, ceased to demand
 Sexual acts Kissing, grabbing/hugging, fondling, digital penetration, vaginal penetration, anal penetration, cunnilingus, fellatio, masturbation, suffocation, choking, beating/slapping
Other variables
 Disruption Third party intervened/disrupted, victim escaped
 Exit Offender left scene, victim left scene, offender dropped victim home, victim dropped offender home, victim passed out
 Threats/force Threats used, violence used, weapon used
 Tools/transport Weapon, car, condom, gag, bindings, disguise, other (e.g., alcohol, victim’s keys, removed car door handle)
 Post-action Apologies, threats, tried to comfort/be intimate with victim, tried to ask victim on a date, told victim not to tell anyone, stole from victim, told victim not to move
 Variables Categories
 Other Potential ‘triggers’ (date/sexual advance rejection, prior relationship break-up), prior alcohol consumption (victim, offender), prior drug consumption, offender removed clothing, offender made victim remove clothing, moderate-to-severe victim injury, alcohol consumed during offence, drugs involved during offence
  1. The term ‘trigger’ refers to factors or offender-victim prehistory that may result in the offender being in a heightened emotional state (e.g., stress/anger), and is not intended to imply causality