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NCJ Number: 90945 Find in a Library
Title: Rape/Crisis
Author(s): G T McDonald
Corporate Author: Sam Houston State University
Criminal Justice Media Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Sam Houston State University
Criminal Justice Media Ctr
Huntsville, TX 77341
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The docu-drama focuses on the lives of an accused rapist, two rape survivors, and the Austin Rape Crisis Center (Texas). It blends actual documentary footage and dramatic narrative, and dramatized characters are shown interacting with real situations.
Abstract: At other moments, real-life police, prosecutors, doctors, nurses, and rape crisis center workers are the center of focus in a staged scene. There is no rape portrayed in the film, which concentrates on the aftermath, the 'crisis' of rape for everyone concerned. The film also documents the rape crisis center's ongoing struggle to stay alive in the community while helping victims heal their emotional trauma. This emotionally gripping presentation offers skillfully painted portraits of people dealing with the problem of rape and insights into the roots of sexual violence in modern society. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Rape crisis centers; Rapists; Sexual assault victims; Texas
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