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NCJ Number: 77868 Find in a Library
Title: Report Rape
Corporate Author: Take One, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Governor's Crime Prevention Cmtte
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Take One, Inc
Miami, FL 33145
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The need to report rape is emphasized in this film which offers measures that women can take to prevent rape, procedures to follow after being raped, and a psychological profile of the rapist.
Abstract: Following scenes of a forced entry into a home in which a woman is raped, a policewoman is shown taking the victim's statement and giving her advice on preventing a further occurrence. Such precautionary measures as installing a chain lock on her door are mentioned, as well as the fact that rapists are repeat offenders. Women are advised to use commonsense in taking personal security measures. They are told not to accept rides from strangers, not to pick up hitchhikers and, if raped, not to shower or change clothes before reporting the crime to the police. A psychologist notes that most rapists are impotent and inadequate men who obtain release from frustration through rape. It is noted that a rape is reported every 7 minutes. Finally, the victim of the rape earlier in the film describes her reactions to the crime as anger, the need to fight back, and the feeling that only women can stop rape.
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Police community relations; Rape; Rapists
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