Handbook on the Study of Multiple Perpetrator Rape, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1136184856
  • ISBN-13: 9781136184857
  • DDC: 364.15
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Whilst there is considerable literature on rape from various perspectives, there is very little that focuses on rape committed by multiple perpetrators (also referred to as group or gang rape). For the first time, this handbook brings together international multi-disciplinary perspectives on multiple perpetrator rape.

The book is organised to provide readers with a comprehensive account of the thinking, theorising and empirical evidence on multiple perpetrator rape to date. Aspects covered include: different contexts in which multiple perpetrator rape occurs such as gangs, war, fraternities, South Africa; experiences of women and girls as victims and perpetrators; offence characteristics such as leadership and role taking, aggression and violence; the importance of group size; the prosecution of and treatment of offenders; and approaches to prevention.

The contributions to this collection are written by leading academics and practitioners from a variety of disciplines who bring together research and practice on multiple perpetrator rape by presenting new data from a strong theoretical and contextual base. This book will be a key text for students and academics studying multiple perpetrator rape and an essential reference tool for professionals working in the field including police officers, educationalists, forensic psychologists, youth workers, probation staff, lawyers, judges and policy makers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Tables and figure.
Notes on Contributors.
Foreword: Naming and Defining Multiple Perpetrator Rape: The Relationship Between Concepts and Research.
1: Introduction.
2: Multiple Perpetrator Rape: An International Phenomenon.
3: Masculinity, Status, and Power: Implicit Messages in Western Media Discourse on High-Profile Cases of Multiple Perpetrator Rape.
4: Numbers Matter: Characteristic Differences Between Lone, Duo and 3+ Group Rapes.
5: Group Sexual Offending: Comparing Adolescent Female with Adolescent Male Offenders.
6: Busting the ‘Gang-Rape’ Myth: Girls' Victimisation and Agency in Gang-Associated Sexual Violence.
7: Streamlining: Understanding Gang Rape in South Africa.
8: Multiple Perpetrator Rape during War.
9: Leadership and Role-Taking in Multiple Perpetrator Rape.
10: Offender Aggression and Violence in Multiple Perpetrator Rape.
11: Multiple Perpetrator Rape Victimization: How It Differs and Why It Matters.
12: Multiple Perpetrator Rape in the Courtroom.
13: Multiple Perpetrator Rape Offenders: Treatment Issues.
14: Girls and Gangs: Preventing Multiple Perpetrator Rape.
15: The Next Steps.