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Intimate Betrayal

Intimate Betrayal
Understanding and Responding to the Trauma of Acquaintance Rape

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Rape & Sex Crimes

September 1995 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Acquaintance rape is a serious social problem, yet it remains widely misunderstood by the general public and by practitioners working with both survivors and perpetrators. The concept `rape' is generally thought of in terms of rape by a stranger; acquaintance rape survivors are more likely to be blamed for the assault than stranger rape survivors. This seriously impacts upon what survivors do after the assault, on the services survivors receive, on the prosecution of perpetrators and on efforts to prevent the problem.

Intimate Betrayal provides much-needed information on the subject - including practical information directed specifically at practitioners working with survivors - with sensitive discussions that include survivors' accounts.

The Problem
The Victim and the Perpetrator
The Assault
Survivor's Response to Their Assault
The Assault's Impact on the Survivor
Marital Rape
Understanding Acquaintance Rape
The Legal Aspects of Acquaintance Rape
The Counselor in the Recovery Process
The Survivor in the Recovery Process
Preventing Acquaintance Rape

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ISBN: 9780803973619

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