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NCJ Number: 92727 Find in a Library
Title: Rape
Author(s): C V Horos
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 171
Sponsoring Agency: Dell Publishing Co
New York, NY 10036-4094
Sale Source: Dell Publishing Co
1540 Broadway
New York, NY 10036-4094
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Rape is the most commonly committed violent crime and the least often reported.
Abstract: This work explores the crime, its consequences, and its prevention. It looks at the men who rape and their victims. It focuses on protective measures every woman can take and what to do after a rape occurs. The results of reporting a rape -- police interrogation, medical examination, and pursuing the legal case against the rapist -- are explored. The chances and effects of pursuing a rapist through the trial are noted. Services available for the rape victim from women's organizations, government action, and pioneering rape laws are discussed. A list of multiservice women's centers is included. (Publisher summary modified)
Index Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures; Psychological victimization effects; Rape; Rape crisis centers; Rape investigations; Sexual assault trauma; Sexual assault victims; Victim-witness programs
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