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NCJ Number: 44177 Find in a Library
Title: ON RAPE, 2D ED., 1975
Author(s): M BURT; S BECKER; K APPELL; C BAILLIE; M HICKEY; C HOWERY; S OUSLEY
Corporate Author: National Organization for Women
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 90
Sponsoring Agency: National Organization for Women
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Type: Directory
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: INFORMATION ON LEGAL AND MEDICAL PROCEDURES, CRISIS RESPONSE, AND RESOURCES IS PRESENTED IN A MANUAL DIRECTED TO RAPE VICTIMS AND TO PERSONS WHO PROVIDE SERVICES TO RAPE VICTIMS IN MINNESOTA.
Abstract: THE MANUAL IS THE WORK OF A GROUP OF RAPE VICTIMS, TRAINED RAPE COUNSELORS, AND OTHER WOMEN INTERESTED IN THE RAPE ISSUE WHO FORMED MINNESOTA'S NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF WOMEN TASK FORCE ON RAPE. THE MANUAL OPENS WITH A DISCUSSION OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF PERSONS WHO PROVIDE SUPPORT SERVICES TO RAPE VICTIMS. PATTERNS OF RESPONSE TO THE RAPE CRISIS ARE CONSIDERED, AND WAYS IN WHICH SERVICE PROVIDERS CAN HELP RAPE VICTIMS DEAL WITH THEIR EXPERIENCE ARE SUGGESTED. THE DISCUSSION TOUCHES ON THE VICTIM'S FEAR OF PEOPLE AND SENSE OF VULNERABILITY, HER FEELING THAT SHE HAS LOST CONTROL OVER HER LIFE, HER FEAR OF THE RAPIST OR CONCERN ABOUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO HIM, AND THE RANGE OF FEELINGS THE VICTIM MAY EXPERIENCE (ANXIETY, GUILT, SHAME, EMBARRASSMENT, ANGER). FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE RESPONSE OF POLICE, ATTORNEYS, JURIES AND OTHERS TO RAPE VICTIMS ARE ALSO EXAMINED. A DETAILED OUTLINED OF MEDICAL SERVICES THAT SHOULD BE OFFERED TO RAPE VICTIMS IS PRESENTED, AS ARE GUIDELINES FOR AVOIDING RAPE AND FOR SELF-DEFENSE AGAINST RAPISTS. MINNESOTA'S RAPE LAWS ARE REVIEWED, LEGAL RIGHTS AND PROCEDURES FOR RAPE VICTIMS ARE EXAMINED, AND SUGGESTIONS FOR REVISING MINNESOTA'S LAWS AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT ARE OFFERED. THE RESOURCE SECTION OF THE MANUAL INCLUDES A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON RAPE AND DESCRIPTIONS OF MEDICAL, LEGAL, AND SOCIAL AGENCIES SERVING RAPE VICTIMS IN MINNESOTA.
Index Term(s): Females; Medicolegal considerations; Minnesota; Rape; Rape counseling; Rape crisis centers; Sexual assault trauma; State laws; Victim medical assistance; Victim-witness legislation
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