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NCJ Number: 128585 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Coercion: A Sourcebook on its Nature, Causes, and Prevention
Editor(s): E Grauerholz; M A Koralewski
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 252
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Publication Number: ISBN 0-669-21786-7
Sale Source: Lexington Books
866 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The fourteen chapters of the book address central concerns related to the nature, causes, and prevention of sexual coercion and provide answers to questions about this prevalent form of violence such as what are the social, psychological, and biological roots of the problem.
Abstract: The focus is on four types of sexually coercive acts: rape, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and prostitution. The introduction discusses the continuum of sexual violence and how sexual coercion is manifested. Part I explores the nature of rape, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and prostitution and provides a critical review of the research and theory in these areas. In part II, feminist, individual, and social psychological, and sociobiological theories are presented to understand the occurrence of sexual coercion. Preventive strategies aimed at individual, interpersonal, and institutional levels are proposed in part III. The book concludes with a summary chapter on what is known and not known about sexual coercion. 646 references
Main Term(s): Sex offense causes
Index Term(s): Rape prevention programs; Sexual assault; Sexual harassment
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