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NCJ Number: 94192 Find in a Library
Title: Crisis Impact of Sexual Assault on Three Victim Groups - Adult Rape Victims, Child Rape Victims, and Incest Victims
Journal: Journal of Social Services Research  Volume:5  Issue:1-2  Dated:(1982)  Pages:83-100
Author(s): L O Ruch; S M Chandler
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 21
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this research was to develop and apply a standardized assault impact assessment to a sample of victims admitted to a rape crisis treatment center.
Abstract: The traumatizing effect of rape and other forms of sexual assault on the victim has been documented in a variety of recent studies. The diversity of these studies with respect to their samples, data collection methods, and measurement procedures makes it difficult to specify with precision (1) the effect of rape on adult vs. child victims, and (2) the effect of rape vs. incestuous assault on child victims. Three comparison groups compose the focus of this study: adult rape victims, child rape victims, and child incest victims. This article deals with the levels of trauma stemming from sexual assault in these groups and the implications of these findings for sexual assault treatment centers. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Comparative analysis; Incest; Psychological victimization effects; Sexual assault victims
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