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Title: Date/Acquaintance Rape: The Crime and Criminal Profile
Journal: Campus Law Enforcement Journal  Volume:25  Issue:3  Dated:(May/June 1995)  Pages:21-22,36
Author(s): S M Thompson
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The reality is that one out of two women will be confronted by a sexual predator sometime in their lives; 80 percent of the time, he is known to the victim.
Abstract: Thirty percent of women who are raped by a stranger will report the crime, compared to only 1 percent of victims who have been raped by someone familiar to them. Understanding who the rapist is and how he behaves can assist in suspect interrogation and victim interviews. Further, it is important to realize that all rapists follow a five-step behavior pattern called the "rape sequence." These five steps include target selection, approach, sexual violation, intimidation, and termination. Because acquaintance rape is significantly underreported, heightened awareness and changed attitudes are essential. Law enforcement officers in particular should be sensitive to the victim in the interviewing process and should understand how rapists operate. A profile of the "nice guy" rapist is presented. 7 references
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Acquaintance rape; Citizen crime reporting; Female victims; Rapists
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