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NCJ Number: 50010 Find in a Library
Title: NO EXCEPTIONS
Author(s): P EDWARDS; M MACDONALD; T EBERHARDT
Corporate Author: Vitascope
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Sale Source: Filmfair Communications
10621 Magnolia Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: UTILIZING INTERVIEWS AS WELL AS DRAMATIC SITUATIONS, THIS FILM DEALS WITH THREE ASPECTS OF RAPE: HOW TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING, WHAT TO DO IF IT HAPPENS, AND WHAT TO DO AFTERWARD.
Abstract: ANY WOMAN IS A POTENTIAL VICTIM OF RAPE. RAPE IS A CRIME OF OPPORTUNITY AND A WOMAN'S BEST DEFENSE IS TO KEEP HERSELF FROM BEING AN EASY VICTIM. MANY SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE METHODS ARE OUTLINED WHICH CAN PREVENT A WOMAN FROM GETTING INTO A SITUATION OF POSSIBLE JEOPARDY. THESE INCLUDE BEING LESS TRUSTING OF STRANGE MEN AND NOT WALKING ALONE IN AN UNFAMILIAR AREA. THE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF PHYSICAL SELF-DEFENSE TECHNIQUES ARE POINTED OUT, SUCH AS WHEN AND HOW TO RESIST THE ATTACKER AND THE NEED FOR PROPER INSTRUCTION IN SELF-DEFENSE. THE DANGERS OF CARRYING PERSONAL FIREARMS ARE NOTED, SINCE MANY WOMEN HAVE BEEN KILLED OR WOUNDED BECAUSE THEY DID NOT KNOW HOW TO HANDLE A GUN PROPERLY AND WERE OVERPOWERED BY THE RAPIST. NUMEROUS PSYCHOLOGICAL SELF-DEFENSE TECHNIQUES WHICH HAVE PROVEN EFFECTIVE ARE ALSO DESCRIBED, INCLUDING MAKING EXCUSES TO THE RAPIST, PRETENDING ILLNESS, OR SIMPLY TRYING TO TALK THE RAPIST OUT OF IT. IN ADDITION, THE FILM DEALS WITH THE STEPS THAT A WOMAN SHOULD TAKE IF A RAPE HAS OCCURRED -REPORTING THE ASSAULT, CONSULTING CRISIS CENTERS, AND GOING TO THE HOSPITAL FOR AN EXAMINATION. ALTHOUGH DESIGNED PRIMARILY FOR WOMEN, MUCH OF THE MATERIAL WILL HELP ANYONE AVOID BECOMING THE VICTIM OF OTHER CRIMES AS WELL, SUCH AS MUGGING, BURGLARY, OR ASSAULT. (BAC)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Crime prevention measures; Crimes against persons; Education; Films; Rape; Sexual assault
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