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NCJ Number: 157281 Find in a Library
Title: Rape: Controversial Issues: Criminal Profiles, Date Rape, False Reports and False Memories
Author(s): J M Macdonald; D L Michaud
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 212
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN 0-398-06545-4
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Interviews with rape victims and more than 200 rapists, observations of victim interviews by detectives and nurses, and a review of other literature form the basis of this discussion of the types of rapes, the characteristics of rapists, false reports by children, police responses to rape, and sex offender treatment.
Abstract: The text emphasizes the disagreements among experts regarding the definition and incidence of rape and other issues related to rape. Individual sections discuss serial rapists, sexual sadism, childhood abuse of serial rapists, homosexuality and rape, the relationship of alcohol and drugs to rape, the role of pornography and media violence, and offender profiles. Additional chapters discuss date rape, acquaintance rape, group rape, male and female sexual murderers, the incidence and motives of false reports of rape, and false reports and false memories of child sexual abuse. Further chapters describe police responses to rape, advice on resisting rape, the medical examination of the victim, the use of criminal profiles in rape investigations, rape shield laws, prosecution and court procedures, and the effectiveness of different approaches to sex offender treatment. Chapter references and author and subject indexes
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): False evidence; Offender attitudes; Offender profiles; Police sexual assault programs; Rape causes; Rapists; Sex offender treatment
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