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NCJ Number: 92711 Find in a Library
Title: Rape Victimology in Egypt
Journal: Victimology  Volume:8  Issue:1-2  Dated:(1983)  Pages:277-290
Author(s): M Shaalan; A S El-Akabaoui; S El-Kott
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 14
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Egyptian law, which is based in part on Islamic concepts, differentiates between 'rape,' 'attempted rape' and 'violation of honor.'
Abstract: Cases of rape as recorded in the files of the Forensic Department of the Egyptian Ministry of Justice were surveyed; in addition, a random sample of 54 cases was selected for further in-depth interviewing. The results are described and conclusions drawn. However, the nature of the sample led to an overrepresentation of victims characterized by sufficient aggressiveness to make them sometimes seem like victimizers themselves. More typical victims are seen in the younger age group where family pathology is more evident. In the authors' opinion, more valid insights into the psychology of rape are likely to be found in victims seen in a psychiatric treatment setting. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Arab Republic of Egypt; Islamic law; Rape; Sexual assault victims; Victimology
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