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NCJ Number: 235692 Find in a Library
Title: Redistributing Rape
Journal: American Criminal Law Review  Volume:48  Issue:1  Dated:Winter 2011  Pages:111-119
Author(s): Jeannie Suk
Date Published: 2011
Page Count: 9
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the problem and solution to prison rapes as discussed in the article, Strategic Segregation in the Modern Prison.
Abstract: This article examines the theory posited in the article Strategic Segregation in the Modern Prison regarding the problem of prison sexual violence and what can be done to correct it. The previous article describes the use of the K6G program by the Los Angeles County Jail to protect vulnerable inmates, gay men and transgendered women, from sexual victimization in all-male correctional institutions. This author explores the issue of gender and masculinity in exclusively male environments, and the use of sexual subordination as a form of gender performance and notes that the K6G program appears to be designed to redistribute prison rape from sexual minorities to some undefined set of heterosexual men. The author speculates on why sexual victimization does not occur in the K6G program and explores the role played by sexual desire in prison environments.
Main Term(s): Prisoner sexual assault
Index Term(s): Inmate victims; Male rape victims; Male sexual abuse victims; Rape prevention programs; Rape research; Sexual assault; Sexual assault victims; Victimization; Victimization in prisons; Victimization risk
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