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NCJ Number: 99783 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Abuse in the Home - Trust Betrayed
Author(s): P Glenn
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 63
Sponsoring Agency: Pamphlet Publications
Dayton, OH 45459
Sale Source: Pamphlet Publications
P.O. Box 335
Dayton, OH 45459
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Incest and marital rape are discussed, with attention to the social and legal attitudes toward sexual abuse within the family, the psychological effects of such victimization, and psychological characteristics of family sexual offenders.
Abstract: Among the areas explored in a discussion of marital rape are the wife's reluctance to admit the rape, the lack of options for such victims, and recognizable cycles in marital rape. An examination of incest focuses on father-daughter situations, describes the dynamics of the incestuous relationship, along with the victim's feelings of rage against her mother, the long-term effects of incest on the victim, and emphasizes that the blame always lies with the adult actively involved. Also profiled are men who rape their wives or molest their children; such offenders embrace strict sex role stereotypes, feel that whatever they do is within their privilege as men, and are rigid, emotionally distant individuals. Also discussed are the roles of strict religious views and alcohol abuse. A review of current statutory law on marital rape and 28 references are appended.
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Incest; Sex offenders; Spousal Rape
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