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.Über den Autor:
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 Who's 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.
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