Unsafe in the Ivory Tower: The Sexual Victimization of College Women
  • Unsafe in the Ivory Tower: The Sexual Victimization of College Women
  • Unsafe in the Ivory Tower: The Sexual Victimization of College Women

Unsafe in the Ivory Tower: The Sexual Victimization of College Women

by Bonnie S. (Sue) Fisher, Leah E. Daigle, Francis T. Cullen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412954770

ISBN-13: 9781412954778

Pub. Date: 11/24/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Unsafe in the Ivory Tower examines the nature and dimensions of a salient social problem-the sexual victimization of female college students today, and how women respond when they are, in fact, sexually victimized.The authors discuss the research that scholars have conducted to illuminate the origins and extent of this controversial issue, as well as what can be

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Overview

Unsafe in the Ivory Tower examines the nature and dimensions of a salient social problem-the sexual victimization of female college students today, and how women respond when they are, in fact, sexually victimized.The authors discuss the research that scholars have conducted to illuminate the origins and extent of this controversial issue, as well as what can be done to prevent it. Students and other interested readers learn about the nature of victimization while simultaneously gaining an understanding of the ways in which criminologists, victimologsts, and social scientists conduct research that informs theory and policy debates.

Key Features

Provides detailed information about sexual victimization on college campuses today

Introduces broad lessons about the interactions of ideology, science and methodology, and public policy

Integrates current data, research, and theory, based on the authors' national studies of more than 8,000 randomly selected female college students

Intended Audience

This supplemental text is ideal for courses such as Sex Crimes, Violence and Abuse, Victimology, Gender and Crime, Sociology of Sex and Gender in departments of criminology, criminal justice, sociology and women's studies.It is also useful for those involved in studying or creating public policy related to this issue and for those interested in sexual victimization on campuses generally.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412954778
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/24/2009
Pages:
230
Sales rank:
459,318
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1 The Discovery of Sexual Victimization 1

2 Beyond the Culture Wars: The Measurement of Sexual Victimization 25

3 The Risk of Rape: Unsafe in the Ivory Tower? 63

4 Beyond Rape: The Pervasiveness of Sexual Victimization 85

5 It Happened Again: Sexual Revictimization 111

6 Victim Secrets: Acknowledging and Reporting Sexual Victimization 129

7 Being Pursued: The Stalking of Female Students 155

8 Creating Safe Havens: Preventing Sexual Victimization 177

References 201

Index 219

About the Authors 229

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