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NCJ Number: 122408 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Assault: Anyone Can Be a Victim
Corporate Author: Maryland Crime Watch
Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Maryland Crime Watch
Woodstock, MD 21163
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Document: PDF
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This illustrated booklet uses text and the McGruff character to explain basic facts about sexual assault and lists preventive measures.
Abstract: The text emphasizes that sexual assault is a violent crime and includes all forms of sexual contact carried out against the will and without the consent of the victim. The victims include not only the man, woman, or child who was assaulted, but also the family members and friends of a person who has been raped or otherwise sexually assaulted. Specific preventive measures can reduce the chance of a sexual assault at home, on elevators, in the car, and when walking. Defenses in an attack include submission, passive resistance, and active resistance; the circumstances should determine the choice of a defense. List of measures to take if sexually assaulted and discussion of victim services and information to report are included.
Main Term(s): Rape prevention programs
Index Term(s): Personal Security/Self Protection; Sexual assault; Sexual assault trauma
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