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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 084673     Find in a Library
Title: Inmate Rape - Prevention and Intervention
Author(s): D J Cotton ; A N Groth
  Journal: Journal of Prison and Jail Health  Volume:2  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring/Summer 1982)  Pages:47-57
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 11
  Annotation: Correctional facilities are high-risk settings for male rape. Correctional institutions must train their personnel in identifying, treating, and preventing inmate sexual abuse.
Abstract: Prison administrators and the general public fail to appreciate the extent and seriousness of this problem. Inmate rape constitutes a sexual expression of aggression which may be retaliatory, compensatory, and/or erotic. The trauma experienced by a male inmate victim of rape is devastating since he is devalued in regard to the two primary sources of his male identity: sexuality and aggression. In addition, he continues to live in the same institution as his attacker. Civil litigation regarding institutional liability is increasing, and institutions must take steps to prevent these incidences and to treat victims. A detailed procedure should be developed which identifies what services the staff will provide and under what circumstances. This protocol must address the victim's medical, psychological, legal, and social needs, as well as offer protection from further attacks and retaliation. One note and 10 references are appended.
Index Term(s): Rape ; Inmate grievances ; Sexual assault victims ; Victimization in prisons ; Victim services training ; Male rape victims
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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