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NCJ Number: 49612 Find in a Library
Title: CRY RAPE, PART 1 - THE VICTIM
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Correctional Service of Minnesota
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Sponsoring Agency: Correctional Service of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Sale Source: Correctional Service of Minnesota
1427 Washington Avenue, South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE CANDID IMPRESSIONS OF SEVERAL RAPE VICTIMS ARE PRESENTED IN THIS AUDIOCASSETTE DEALING WITH THE RAPE EXPERIENCE, POSTRAPE TRUAUMA, INSTITUTIONAL INDIFFERENCE, AND DIFFICULTIES IN RECOVERING A SENSE OF NORMALCY.
Abstract: DURING THE ATTACK, THE VICTIMS FEARED THAT THEY WOULD BE MURDERED. THUS, THEY WERE SOMEWHAT RELIEVED WHEN THEY REALIZED THAT THEY WERE GOING TO SERVIVE THE ATTACK. GENERALLY, DEPRESSION OR A SENSE OF DEGRADATION WAS CHARACTERISTIC OF THE IMMEDIATE POSTRAPE EXPERIENCE. THE VICTIMS ENCOUNTERED INDIFFERENCE AT HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOMS FROM ATTENDANTS AND EXAMINING PHYSICIANS. THIS, COUPLED WITH THE KNOWLDGE THAT A RAPIST WILL PROBABLY ONLY SERVE 2 YEARS OF A 10-YEAR SENTENCE IF APPREHENDED AT ALL, PERHAPS ACCOUNTS FOR WHY SO MANY RAPES GO UNREPORTED. THE RAPE VICTIM OFTEN FEELS THAT SHE IS EXPECTED TO BEAR A PORTION OF THE GUILT, BUT WHAT SHE GENUINELY NEEDS IS MORE UNDERSTANDING. ALL THE WOMEN INTERVIEWED STRESSED THAT, ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE RECOVERED FROM THEIR ORDEAL, IT REQUIRED A DIFFICULT AND LENGTHY HEALING PROCESS. ONE OF THE WOMEN, WHO PUBLISHED A DIARY SHE KEPT OF HER POSTRAPE FEELINGS, NOW LECTURES ON THE PROBLEMS FACING RAPE VICTIMS. (BAC)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Citizen crime reporting; Rape; Sexual assault; Sexual assault trauma; Sexual assault victims
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. 23 MINUTES, ONE OF SIX AUDIOCASSETTES, 1974 PRICE QUOTED IS FOR SET OF 6 CASSETTES
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