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NCJ Number: 43435 Find in a Library
Title: FORCIBLE RAPE - AN INTRODUCTION (FROM FORCIBLE RAPE - THE CRIME, THE VICTIM, AND THE OFFENDER, 1977 BY DUNCAN CHAPPELL, ROBLEY GEIS, AND GILBERT GEIS - SEE NCJ-43432)
Author(s): G GEIS
Corporate Author: Columbia University Press
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: Columbia University Press
New York, NY 10025
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN OVERVIEW OF THE ISSUE OF FORCIBLE RAPE IS PRESENTED, WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION GIVEN TO THE WORK OF THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE INVESTIGATIONS DEALING WITH FORCIBLE RAPE.
Abstract: THE 1975 PUBLICATION OF SUSAN BROWNMILLER'S AGAINST OUT WILL, THE MAJOR FEMINIST STATEMENT TO DATE ON THIS CRIME, BROUGHT THE SUBJECT OF RAPE INTO NATIONAL PROMINENCE. ITS THESIS, THAT RAPE IS 'A CONSCIOUS PROCESS OF INTIMIDATION BY WHICH ALL MEN KEEP ALL WOMEN IN A STATE OF FEAR,' AND OTHER THEORIES PROFFERED BY FEMINIST WRITERS ON THE NATURE AND EFFECTS OF RAPE ARE DISCUSSED AT LENGTH. AMONG THE SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH IN THE FIELD, PATTERNS OF FORCIBLE RAPE BY MENACHEM AMIR IS REGARDED AS A LANDMARK STATISTICAL STUDY. THE CONCEPT OF 'VICTIMPRECIPITATION' OR VICTIM VULNERABILITY AS TREATED BY AMIR AND IN OTHER WORKS IS EXAMINED. AREAS IN WHICH FURTHER EXPLORATION IS CALLED FOR INCLUDE: (1) GENERAL CORRELATES OF REPORTED RAPE; (2) VICTIM-RELATED RESEARCH; (3) STUDIES ON RAPE OFFENDERS; (4) CROSSCULTURAL WORK, INCLUDING ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH; AND (5) LEGAL MATTERS. EXISTING STUDIES ON EACH OF THESE ASPECTS ARE SUMMARIZED. REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Behavioral science research; Cross-cultural analyses; Rape; Sexual assault victims; Studies; Theory; Victim crime precipitation
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