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Title: USACIDC (US Army Criminal Investigation Command) Suggestions for Rape Prevention in Your Command
Corporate Author: US Dept of the Army
Criminal Investigation Command
Crime Prevention Division
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of the Army
Falls Church, VA 22041
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Because the Army has experienced a steadily rising trend in reported rapes since early 1979, this manual has been prepared for commanders to use in their rape prevention programs.
Abstract: Following a brief discussion of problems involved in investigating rape, the manual emphasized that longstanding Army attitudes toward women at all levels must be changed in order to prevent increases in rape. Because of the anticipated increase in the Army female population and the ineffectiveness of traditional approaches which focus on female victims, army commanders must assume a proactive role in combating rape. The role that the Installation Crime Prevention Council can play in assessing the rape problem and designing a prevention program is described. A survey which interviewed female soldiers on post activities, rape prevention education, male attitudes, and accommodations included, along with an extract from a paper on handling male soldiers who consider rape acceptable behavior. A rape prevention program for support personnel as well as potential victims is outlined and includes orientation for new recruits, semiannual training for soldiers and civilian employees, training for dependents, and a publicity campaign. The following materials which should be incorporated into various levels of training are provided: definitions of rape, carnal knowledge, and sodomy; punishments for sex offenses under military law; a discussion of false accusations; self-defense options; and myths and facts about rape. Films and videotapes are suggested. A bibliography contains 37 books and pamphlets with some annotations and over 30 articles and short studies. A lesson plan is presented which covers the effects of rape, characteristics of the rapist, patterns of rapists, prevention tactics, and rape investigations.
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Rape; US Army
Note: Quarterly Crime Prevention Report - special supplement
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