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Acquaintance Rape: Hidden Crime (91 Edition)by Parrot
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Acquaintance Rape the Hidden Crime It is not without a certain irony that the title of this book refers to acquaintance rape as a "hidden crime." According to recent estimates of the approximately 1 in 4 women who are rape victims by their middle twenties, over three quarters will have been sexually assaulted by someone they know. Yet, forced sex between people who know one another is still often not viewed as a crime—or at least not a serious one—by our judicial system, or society at large. And while the last decade has seen a heightened scholarly interest, empirical findings on this tragic phenomenon are still not readily available to practitioners. Acquaintance Rape: The Hidden Crime represents the first attempt to bridge that gap and provide professionals with the latest thinking in the field. Comprising contributions by a number of the leading authorities in the field, Acquaintance Rape: The Hidden Crime offers a balanced presentation of both the latest research and practical suggestions for educators and clinicians. Throughout, all contributions reflect a research-based, service-oriented approach. Sections cover societal attitudes toward acquaintance rape, contributing factors, a typology of acquaintance rape, victim and assailant profiles, consequences, professional and societal responses, and avoidance and prevention, strategies and issues. The first and only book on acquaintance rape geared specifically to the practical concerns of professionals, Acquaintance Rape: The Hidden Crime is an essential source of guidance for psychologists, psychiatrists, medical practitioners, social workers, and crisis center personnel, as well as school counselors, teachers, law enforcement personnel and public policy makers.
About the Author
About the editors Andrea Parrot, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Human Service Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. She is a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, and the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Dr. Parrot is listed in the International Whos Who in Sexology, and is the recipient of a number of prestigious academic and professional honors and awards, including Outstanding Young Woman of the Year, 1983. Her other books include Coping with Date Rape and Acquaintance Rape and Human Sexuality: Contemporary Controversies. Laurie Bechhofer is a sexuality educator with Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, St. Paul. She is a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex and holds a degree in psychology from Cornell University.
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).
Factors that Increase the Likelihood of Victimization (P. Harney & C. Muehlenhard).
Male Victims of Acquaintance Rape (C. Struckman-Johnson).
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).
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. Roz?e, et al.).
Recommendations for College Policies and Procedures to Deal with Acquaintance Rape (A. Parrot).
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