The research on sexual assault is comprehensive and provides an accurate picture of the alarming extent of sexual assault in our society.
While women are overwhelmingly the victims of sexual assault, perhaps more data could be gathered on the extent of male victimization to obtain a larger picture of sexual assault among males.
Additionally, research is needed on the relationship between sexual assault and advertising to determine the strength of this correlation. There is a lack of empirical research on the relationship between the two and if this link was demonstrated empirically it is more likely that resources would be allocated to prevention and control efforts. Additionally, a demonstrated empirical link could allow for policy changes to eradicate negative and unhealthy media messages surrounding sex and gender roles.