Encyclopedia of Rape and Sexual Violence, 1st Edition

  • Merril D. Smith
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  • ISBN-10: 1440844909
  • ISBN-13: 9781440844904
  • DDC: 364.15
  • 704 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This encyclopedia will help readers to develop a deeper understanding of rape and other forms of sexual violence in the United States and around the world. Content illuminates all aspects of this serious issue, including the forms of trauma experienced by survivors/victims; different types of rape, from incest to acquaintance rape to prison rape; specific cases, events, and controversies; laws, policies, movements, and organizations pertaining to the issue; and legal, political, and cultural contributors to rape and other forms of sexual violence. This reference follows an A-Z format, but instead of comprising brief overview entries, it features twenty chapters, each of which is a long-form entry that covers key perspectives, laws, court cases, and statistics on survivors/victims and perpetrators. Leading scholars' and activists' perspectives on the subject add depth to the information provided; the set also includes a selection of essential primary documents.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Chronology of Selected Rape and Sexual Violence Events.
1: Acquaintance Rape.
2: Campus Rape and Sexual Violence.
3: Child Sexual Abuse.
4: Custodial Rape.
5: Diminished Capacity Rape and Capacity To Consent To Sex.
6: Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault.
7: Exploitation By Professionals.
8: Hate Crimes and Corrective Rape.
9: Incest.
10: Marital Rape/Intimate Partner Rape.
11: Multiple Perpetrator Rape (Gang Rape).
12: Prison Rape.
13: Rape In Media and Popular Culture.