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Acquaintance Rape: The Hidden Crime

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This is a book for social scientists as well as professionals in law enforcement, social work and psychology on the startlingly prevalent crime of acquaintance rape. Contains empirical findings related to acquaintance rape as well as practical suggestions for educators, clinicians and individuals. Specific topics include definitions of the crime, attitudes toward acquaintance rape, contributing factors such as alcohol and sex role socialization, nonviolent sexual coercion, rape in marriage, the medical ...
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Overview

This is a book for social scientists as well as professionals in law enforcement, social work and psychology on the startlingly prevalent crime of acquaintance rape. Contains empirical findings related to acquaintance rape as well as practical suggestions for educators, clinicians and individuals. Specific topics include definitions of the crime, attitudes toward acquaintance rape, contributing factors such as alcohol and sex role socialization, nonviolent sexual coercion, rape in marriage, the medical community's response, acquaintance rape and the law. A final section is devoted to the prevention of acquaintance rape at the personal and institutional level including recommendations for procedures and safeguards on the college campus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471510239
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Series: Wiley Series on Personality Processes Series , #157
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 401
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:
DEFINING THE PROBLEM.
What Is Acquaintance Rape?
(L. Bechhofer & A. Parrot).
Rape Myths and Acquaintance Rape (M. Burt).
ATTITUDES ABOUT ACQUAINTANCE RAPE.
Young People's Attitudes Toward Acquaintance Rape (J. White & J. Humphrey).
FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO ACQUAINTANCE RAPE.
The Contribution of Sex-Role Socialization to Acquaintance Rape (R. Warshaw & A. Parrot).
Alcohol and Acquaintance Rape (D. Richardson & G. Hammock).
TYPES OF ACQUAINTANCE RAPE.
Nonviolent Sexual Coercion (C. Muehlenhard & J. Schrag).
Wife Rape (D. Russell).
VICTIMS.
Factors that Increase the Likelihood of Victimization (P. Harney & C. Muehlenhard).
Male Victims of Acquaintance Rape (C. Struckman-Johnson).
ASSAILANTS.
Sexually Coercive College Males (K. Rapaport & C. Posey).
EFFECTS OF ACQUAINTANCE RAPE.
The Psychological Impact of Stranger Versus Nonstranger Rape on Victims' Recovery (B. Katz).
SOCIETAL RESPONSE.
Conceptual and Practical Analysis of Therapy for Acquaintance Rape Victims (B. Burkhart).
Medical Community Response to Acquaintance Rape--Recommendations (A. Parrot).
AVOIDANCE AND PREVENTION.
The Personal Perspective of Acquaintance Rape Prevention: A Three-Tier Approach (P. Rozee, et al.).
Recommendations for College Policies and Procedures to Deal with Acquaintance Rape (A. Parrot).
Author Index.
Subject Index.
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