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NCJ Number: 68994 Find in a Library
Title: RAPE - PART ONE
Corporate Author: American Lutheran Church
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: American Lutheran Church
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Correctional Service of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: CASSETTE 186
Sale Source: Correctional Service of Minnesota
1427 Washington Avenue, South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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: A RAPE VICTIM DESCRIBES HER EXPERIENCE AND HER REACTION TO SOCIETY'S INSENSITIVE TREATMENT OF HER SUBSEQUENT TO HER VICTIMIZATION.
Abstract: A SCHOOL TEACHER WHOSE HUSBAND WAS IN VIETNAM WAS ABDUCTED FROM HER APARTMENT AND RAPED REPEATEDLY, BEATEN, AND TORTURED. WHEN SHE SOUGHT HELP AFTER THE CRIME, SHE WAS TREATED CALLOUSLY BY ALL THE MEN SHE ENCOUNTERED--THE GAS STATION ATTENDANT, THE POLICE OFFICERS, THE EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTOR, AND THE FBI AGENTS. THE LATTER EVEN HUMILIATED HER FURTHER BY INTERROGATING HER FOR 3 HOURS, ASKING HER IF SHE ENJOYED THE EXPERIENCE, REFUSING TO BELIEVE HER STATEMENTS, AND PHOTOGRAPHING HER BODY. THE MORNING AFTER THE INCIDENT, SHE WAS STILL NOT ALLOWED TO REST OR BATHE. THE INSENSITIVITY OF CURIOUS NEIGHBORS, HER STUDENTS, AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS ADDED TO THE VICTIM'S TRAUMA. ALTHOUGH THE WHITE, MIDDLE-CLASS OFFENDER WAS APPREHENDED, TRIED, AND CONVICTED, THE VICTIM WAS NOT APPEASED BECAUSE SHE HAD TO GO ON LIVING IN AN UNCARING SOCIETY. SHE NOW BLAMES SOCIETY FOR TRAINING MEN TO VIEW WOMEN AS POSSESSIONS TO BE USED IN ANY MANNER THEY PLEASE. FOR PART II, SEE NCJRS 68995.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Cultural influences; Police attitudes; Psychological victimization effects; Rape; Sex discrimination
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. FOR PART TWO SEE NCJ-68995
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