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NCJ Number: 153889 Find in a Library
Title: Rape on Campus
Editor(s): B Leone
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 120
Sponsoring Agency: Greenhaven Press
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9187
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56510-263-0
Sale Source: Greenhaven Press
P.O. Box 9187
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9187
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: While various estimates of the number of rapes on campus are often contested, the fact remains that most perpetrators go untried and unpunished. Campus authorities are often reticent to take action because of the concomitant publicity and students fail to report rapes because they may accused of provoking the rape and may be unwilling to undergo the trauma of a trial.
Abstract: This booklet examines issues pertaining to campus rape from many perspectives. Several authors debate the pros and cons of the Antioch College Sexual Consent Policy, binding upon all students, which was implemented after two rapes were reported on the campus and neither was prosecuted. Other chapters are written within the context of the Koss study, which found that between 20 and 25 percent of female college students have experienced forced sex on campuses across the country. The papers present an alternative plan to control campus rape, a radical feminist perspective of rape, a discussion of professor-student sexual relationships, and a debate over whether or not rape should be considered a civil rights offense.
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Acquaintance rape; Campus crime; Crime prevention planning; Rape
Note: From the At Issue Series
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