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NCJ Number: 229074 Find in a Library
Title: Inmate Harassment and Rape: An Exploratory Study of Seven Maximum- and Medium-Security Male Prisons in Israel
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:53  Issue:6  Dated:December 2009  Pages:648-664
Author(s): Tomer Einat
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 17
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined homosexual rape in Israeli prisons.
Abstract: This research explored prisoners’ viewpoints about same-sex rape, examined the prison slang used to describe it, and analyzed the role of same-sex rape in the prisoners’ social world. Findings suggest that Israeli male prisoners rejected forced same-sex rapes in Israeli prisons. Unlike the prison subcultures in many Western male facilities, where same-sex male rape is experienced as a practical way of obtaining a sense of dominance, Israeli inmates conceive of same-sex rapists and sexual aggressors in prison as mentally and physically weak and thereby contemptible. Sexual harassment or homosexual rapes rarely take place in Israeli prisons, and Israeli inmates view homosexual rape in prison as disgusting and disgraceful and conceptualize it in highly negative emotional terms. Data were collected from 250 prisoners using 760 hours of in-depth semistructured interviews. Table, notes, and references
Main Term(s): Foreign inmates; Israel
Index Term(s): Homosexuality; Psychosexual behavior; Rape research; Socioculture
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