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NCJ Number: 32999 Find in a Library
Title: SEXUAL ASSAULT - THE VICTIM AND THE RAPIST
Editor(s): M J WALKER; S L BRODSKY
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 196
Sponsoring Agency: D C Heath and Co
Lexington, MA 02173
Sale Source: D C Heath and Co
125 Spring Street
Lexington, MA 02173
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A COLLECTION OF 15 ARTICLES WHICH RAISE THE COMPLEX ISSUES OF CAUSES AND PREVENTION OF RAPE AND SHOW THE RANGE OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN DEALING WITH THE VICTIM AND UNDERSTANDING RAPE.
Abstract: THIS BOOK CONTAINS A SELECTION OF ESSAYS BY LEADING FIGURES IN THIS FIELD AND THE TEXTS OF SEVERAL PRESENTATIONS MADE AT A 1975 CONFERENCE ON RAPE RESEARCH AND PREVENTION. AN EXAMINATION OF ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT THE NATURE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HOW THEY ARE RELATED TO PREVENTION STRATEGIES IS FIRST PRESENTED. THE WAYS IN WHICH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM DEFINES, PERCEIVES, AND HANDLES SEXUAL ASSAULTS ARE THEN DISCUSSED. SEVERAL ARTICLES ON THE VICTIMS OF RAPE EXAMINE THE CONSEQUENCES OF RAPE FOR MOST VICTIMS AND REVIEW SOME INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO LESSENING THESE TRAUMAS. THE PREVENTION OF RAPE, TREATMENT OF THE RAPIST, AND POSSIBLE CAUSES OF RAPE ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. FINALLY, INNOVATIVE LAWS AND METHODS OF DEALING WITH THE VICTIM AND RAPIST ARE EXPLORED.
Index Term(s): Rape; Rape prevention programs; Sexual assault; Sexual assault victims; Treatment; Victimology
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