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Authors: Rana Sampson 
Book Description:
Rape is the most common violent crime on American college campuses today. This book describes the problem of acquaintance rape of college students, addressing its scope, causes and contributing factors; methods for analyzing it on a particular campus; tested responses; and measures for assessing response effectiveness. With this information, police and public safety officers can more effectively prevent the problem. Researchers believe that college rape prevention programs, including the most widely used ones, are insufficient. Most rapes are unreported, perhaps giving campus administrators and police the false impression that current efforts are adequate. In addition, campus police may be influenced by college administrators who fear that too strong an emphasis on the problem may lead potential students and their parents to believe that rape occurs more often at their college than at others.

Table of Contents:


The Problem of Acquaintance Rape of College Students

Related Problems

Scope of the Problem

Victim Underreporting

Types of Acquaintance Rape

Temporal Patterns

Geographic Patterns

Victim Injuries

Victim Resistance

Fear of Rape

Psychological Harm to Victims

Societal Attitudes About Acquaintance Rape

Risk Factors Associated With Acquaintance Rape

Repeat Victimization

Repeat Offending

Why Some College Men Rape

Alcohol's Role in Acquaintance Rape

Athletic Teams, Fraternities and Acquaintance Rape

Legal Obligations of Colleges

Understanding Your Local Problem

Asking the Right Questions




Current Responses

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Measuring Your Effectiveness

Process Measures

Impact Measures

Responses to the Problem of Acquaintance Rape of College Students

General Considerations About Acquaintance Rape Prevention Programs

Mixed-Gender, Gender-Specific and Peer-Delivered Programs

Program Timing

Key Responses

Responses With Limited Effectiveness

Appendix: Summary of Responses to Acquaintance Rape of College Students



About the Author

Recommended Readings

Other Problem-Oriented Guides for Police


   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2009 1st Quarter
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-207-1
   Status: AV
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AV Available
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