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The Epidemic of Rape and Child Sexual Abuse in the United States
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The Epidemic of Rape and Child Sexual Abuse in the United States


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Child Sexual Abuse

August 2000 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This long-awaited follow up to Diana Russell's landmark book Sexual Exploitation (SAGE, 1984) examines the studies that have since been conducted on the incidence and prevalence of rape and child sexual abuse in the United States. The author evaluations consider the various definitions researchers have used, as well as the methodologies used for collecting data. The book answers the backlash criticism - from both feminists and anit-feminists - that reports of high sexual assault rates are exaggerated. Accurate information, the authors show, is vital to preventing these crimes, and this book is a `must read' for those who study, educate, and help women and girls who are victims of sexual assault.
 
Introduction
From Revolution to Backlash  
 
PART ONE: THE SCOPE OF RAPE
 
Rape Laws and Prevalence Research
 
Russell's Survey on the Incidence and Prevalence of Rape in San Francisco
 
Rapes Reported to the Police
A Comparison of the FBI's and Russell's Data  
 
The Federal Government's Estimates of the Incidence of Rape
 
The Prevalence of Rape
Other Representative Samples - Part 1  
 
The Prevalence of Rape
Other Representative Samples - Part 2  
 
Is the Rape Rate Really Decreasing
Trends in Rape Rates over Time  
 
PART TWO: THE SCOPE OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
 
Child Sexual Abuse, the Law, and Researcher's Definitions
 
The Incidence of Child Sexual Abuse
 
Russell's Survey on the Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse in San Francisco
 
The Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse
Other Representative Samples - Part 1  
 
The Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse
Other Representative Samples - Part 2  
 
Comparisons of Child Sexual Abuse Prevalence Rates
 
The Epidemic of Child Rape
Reality and New Myth  
 
PART THREE: CONCLUSION
Diana E H Russell
The Backlash
Feminists Blamed for Creating a Phantom Epidemic of Rape and Child Sexual Abuse  
 
The Epidemic of Rape and Child Sexual Abuse
A National Emergency  

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ISBN: 9780761903024
£42.99