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NCJ Number: NCJ 241847     Find in a Library
Title: Complexity of Victim-Questioning Attitudes by Rape Victim Advocates: Exploring Some Gray Areas
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:18  Issue:12  Dated:December 2012  Pages:1413 to 1434
Author(s): Shana L. Maier
Date Published: 12/2012
Page Count: 22
Document: HTML 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This research explores whether advocates express victim-questioning attitudes or questions, negative judgment, or frustration regarding victims’ behavior or choices.
Abstract: Despite efforts to educate and create community awareness, rape myths and victim-blaming attitudes persist in society. This research explores whether advocates express victim-questioning attitudes or questions, negative judgment, or frustration regarding victims’ behavior or choices. Data from interviews with 58 advocates reveal that the majority (76 percent) of advocates never expressed any victim-questioning attitudes during the interview. However, responses from 14 advocates (24 percent) show that victim-questioning has evolved into a much more complex, subtle form than historical victim blaming or acceptance of rape myths. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Rape crisis centers ; Rape investigations ; Rape counseling ; Attitudes toward victims
   
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