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Rape: The Misunderstood Crime
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Rape: The Misunderstood Crime
The Misunderstood Crime


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Rape & Sex Crimes

© 1993 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Rape is probably the most misunderstood of violent crimes. The dynamics related to both rapists and rape victims are explored in this volume, which dispels many mistaken beliefs about rape by synthesizing current research from a psychological perspective.

Among the topics explored are: that only a very small proportion of rapists are ever convicted; that when an accusation of rape is made, it is the victim who too often becomes the focus of attention; and that while the stereotype of the rapist as a madman, a stranger to the victim, is still prevalent, most rapes are committed by someone known to the victim.

 
Why Study Rape?
 
The Rapist
 
Stranger Rape
 
Date Rape and Acquaintance Rape
 
Spousal Rape
 
Attitudes toward Rape and Rape Victims
 
Explaining Negative Reactions to Rape Victims
 
The Reactions of Rape Victims
 
The Rape Victim at Trial
 
Rape and the Law
 
The Treatment of Victims and Rapists
 
The Prevention of Rape

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ISBN: 9780803937079
£65.00