Is Rape a Crime  Book

Is Rape a Crime

  • Author : Michelle Bowdler
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250255754

Is Rape a Crime Book Description :

Longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Nonfiction TIME's 100 Must-Read Books of 2020 Publishers Weekly, Best Books of 2020 New York Times New & Noteworthy Audiobooks Lit Hubs Most Anticipated Books of 2020 Starred Review Publishers Weekly Starred Review Shelf Awareness "This standout memoir marks a crucial moment in the discussion of what constitutes a violent crime." —Publishers Weekly, Best Books of 2020 She Said meets Lucky in Michelle Bowdler's provocative debut, telling the story of her rape and recovery while interrogating why one of society's most serious crimes goes largely uninvestigated. The crime of rape sizzles like a lightning strike. It pounces, flattens, destroys. A person stands whole, and in a moment of unexpected violence, that life, that body is gone. Award-winning writer and public health executive Michelle Bowdler's memoir indicts how sexual violence has been addressed for decades in our society, asking whether rape is a crime given that it is the least reported major felony, least successfully prosecuted, and fewer than 3% of reported rapes result in conviction. Cases are closed before they are investigated and DNA evidence sits for years untested and disregarded Rape in this country is not treated as a crime of brutal violence but as a parlor game of he said / she said. It might be laughable if it didn’t work so much of the time. Given all this, it seems fair to ask whether rape is actually a crime. In 1984, the Boston Sexual Assault Unit was formed as a result of a series of break-ins and rapes that terrorized the city, of which Michelle’s own horrific rape was the last. Twenty years later, after a career of working with victims like herself, Michelle decides to find out what happened to her case and why she never heard from the police again after one brief interview. Is Rape a Crime? is an expert blend of memoir and cultural investigation, and Michelle's story is a rallying cry to reclaim our power and right our world.

Rape Book


  • Author : Julie A. Allison
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 1993-06-21
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 0803937075

Rape Book Description :

Rape: The Misunderstood Crime is an excellent resource for professionals and students of psychology, sociology, education, social work, criminal justice, and law who seek to dispel "rape myths" and wish to better understand the nature and dynamics of both the rapist and the victim.

Rape and Criminal Justice Book

Rape and Criminal Justice

  • Author : Gary LaFree
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076001022966

Rape and Criminal Justice Book Description :

Investigating Sexual Assault Cases Book

Investigating Sexual Assault Cases

  • Author : Arthur S. Chancellor
  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-09-25
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 9781449648695

Investigating Sexual Assault Cases Book Description :

Criminal Investigations & Forensic Science

A Most Detestable Crime Book

A Most Detestable Crime

  • Author : Keith Burgess-Jackson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195120752

A Most Detestable Crime Book Description :

Rape is one of the oldest crimes, yet in some ways it is the least understood. Criminal law classifies rape as a crime against the person along with murder, robbery, and battery. But in at least one respect rape is unique--with few exceptions its perpetrators are male and its victims are female. The gendered nature of rape raises questions of equality and fairness as well as about the scope of individual rights to autonomy, privacy, security, and bodily integrity. Rape is therefore an important subject for political and social philosophy as well as for ethics, feminist philosophy, and the philosophy of law. This collection of original essays by leading philosophers investigates the philosophical dimensions of rape in all of its manifestations: act, crime, practice, and institution. The essays examine such issues as the nature of rape; the wrongfulness and harmfulness of rape; the relation of rape to racism, sexism, classism, and other forms of oppression; and the legitimacy of various rape-law doctrines (such as the corroboration requirement, the marital-rape exemption, and the reasonable-belief defense). Each contributor advances a novel argument and seeks to disentangle the conceptual, evaluative, and empirical issues that arise in connection with the crime. Editor Keith Burgess-Jackson provides a substantive introduction, a history of rape law, two extensive bibliographies, and a detailed index to round out this major addition to a much-needed philosophical discussion of rape. A Most Detestable Crime is among the first philosophical anthologies devoted exclusively to the subject of rape--as complex and interesting intellectually as it is pervasive and disturbing socially. It is an essential reference work not only for legal and feminist philosophers, but for feminist scholars and practitioners in every field, including law, medicine, social work, and counseling. This volume will also be of interest to social, political, and legal theorists of every ideological an

Rape  Victims  and Investigations Book

Rape Victims and Investigations

  • Author : Shana L Maier
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136684999

Rape Victims and Investigations Book Description :

Despite changes to laws and attitudes, rape continues at epidemic levels worldwide. As gatekeepers to the criminal justice system, law enforcement officers are important to the processing of rape cases and their interactions with victims can potentially affect the victim’s reaction to and recovery from rape. In order to better understand rape and the processing of cases through the criminal justice and legal systems, Rape, Victims and Investigations explores the unique perceptions and experiences of detectives who respond to rape victims and investigate rape cases. The detective’s investigation is the foundation of the prosecution’s case; the book considers factors that contribute to the challenging nature of rape investigations, such as lack of evidence or a clear, credible victim statement. Detectives’ perceptions of victims’ revictimization by the criminal justice and legal systems are also explored. The book also looks at specific causes of police stress and burnout related to working rape cases, financial struggles faced by departments, and ways to meet these challenges. By integrating previous research within the context of rich interview data, Rape, Victims and Investigations provides deep insight for readers and will contribute to the continued improvement of treatment of victims by the criminal justice system. The book will be essential reading for academics, students, law enforcement officers, those who provide services to sexual assault victims and victims themselves.

Rape Investigation Handbook Book
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Rape Investigation Handbook

  • Author : John O. Savino
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780120728329

Rape Investigation Handbook Book Description :

This work addresses specific investigative and forensic processes related to sex crimes for those who work in law enforcement, the defense community, or in the private sector. It is an unprecedented collaborative work -- the first working manual for sex crime investigators, written by sex crime investigators and forensic scientists. The key feature of this work is a thorough overview of the investigative and forensic processes related to sex crime investigation. It takes the reader through investigative and forensic processes in a logical sequence, showing how investigations of rape and sexual assault can and should be conducted from start to finish. It is intended to set the investigative and forensic standard for sex crimes investigation. It is designed to be accessible, in terms of language, not only to a detective or investigator who does hands on casework, but to the student in the classroom learning about the subject for the first time. This work is an excellent training manual for sex crime investigators around the world. It is also an excellent textbook for any hands on university course on the subject of sex crime investigation. This work is an excellent supplement for any investigative course involving violent crime or death investigation. * The only comprehensive reference available on the investigation of sexual assault and rape, a crime 10 times more prevalent than murder * Authored by qualified investigators and forensic professionals with more than twenty years of collective experience working cases, preparing them for court, and offering testimony * Written in a clear, practical style, ideal for professionals in forensic nursing, law enforcement, the legal community, and the investigative community

Acquaintance Rape Book

Acquaintance Rape

  • Author : Andrea Parrot
  • Publisher : Wiley-Interscience
  • Release Date : 1991-02-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105035213326

Acquaintance Rape Book Description :

Treatment of Family Violence A Sourcebook Edited by Robert T. Ammerman and Michel Hersen This book examines the current status of therapeutic approaches for families engaged in abuse or neglect. It offers critical explorations of the various types of family violence and the interventions developed to remediate or prevent maltreatment. One of the first surveys of the literature for all major forms of family violence, this book reflects cross-disciplinary and multitheoretical approaches to its treatment and prevention. 1990 (0 471-61023-2) 461 pp. Secret Survivors Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women E. Sue Blume "This book should be read by every adult abused as a child and by every person who loves them … should be required reading for every medical student, every criminal and every person from judge to jailor in the criminal justice system." —Elizabeth Morgan, MD This is the first book on incest that focuses not on what incest is, but what it does to those scarred by it. Based on Blume’s widely adopted "Incest Survivor’s Aftereffects Checklist," now a standard diagnostic tool for clinicians and counselors, it offers a clear path towards a rich and empowered life, and toward breaking the cycle of incest. 1990 (0 471-61843-8) 326 pp. Multiple Personality Disorder Diagnosis, Clinical Features, and Treatment Colin A. Ross This important book offers a comprehensive account of the history, etiology, diagnosis, phenomenology, and treatment of multiple personality disorder (MPD). While it offers a stimulating account of the cultural history of MPD, it also provides the most detailed description of both general principles and specific treatment methods currently available. Multiple Personality Disorder is an indispensable addition to the reference libraries of sexual abuse clinics, child abuse agencies, and correctional organizations. 1989 (0 471-61515-3) 380 pp.

Sexualised Crimes  Armed Conflict and the Law Book

Sexualised Crimes Armed Conflict and the Law

  • Author : Hannah Baumeister
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-06-04
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351619219

Sexualised Crimes Armed Conflict and the Law Book Description :

From ancient to modern times, sexualised war violence against women was tolerated if not encouraged as a means of reward, propaganda, humiliation, and terror. This was and is in defiance of international laws that have criminalised acts of sexualised war violence since the 18th century. Ad hoc international tribunals have addressed especially war rape since the 15th century. The International Criminal Court (ICC), however, is the first independent, permanent, international criminal court that recognises not only war rape but also sexual slavery and other sexualised crimes as crimes against humanity, war crimes, and acts of genocide in its statute and supporting documents. This book explores how the ICC definitions of rape and forced marriage came about, and addresses the ongoing challenge of how to define war rape and forced marriage in times of armed conflict in a way that adequately reflects women’s experiences, as well as the nature of the crimes. In addition to deepening the understanding of the ICC negotiations of war rape and forced marriage, and of the crimes themselves, this volume highlights relevant factors that need to be considered when criminalising acts of sexualised war violence under international law. Sexualised Crimes, Armed Conflict and the Law draws on feminist and constructivist theories and offers a comprehensive theoretical and empirical examination of the definition of rape and forced marriage. It presents the latest state of knowledge on the topic and will be of interest to researchers, academics, policymakers, officials and intergovernmental organisations, and students in the fields of post-conflict law and justice, international law, human rights law, international relations, gender studies, politics, and criminology.

Our Bodies  Their Battlefields Book
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Our Bodies Their Battlefields

  • Author : Christina Lamb
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501199196

Our Bodies Their Battlefields Book Description :

From Christina Lamb, the coauthor of the bestselling I Am Malala and an award-winning journalist—an essential, groundbreaking examination of how women experience war. In Our Bodies, Their Battlefields, longtime intrepid war correspondent Christina Lamb makes us witness to the lives of women in wartime. An award-winning war correspondent for twenty-five years (she’s never had a female editor) Lamb reports two wars—the “bang-bang” war and the story of how the people behind the lines live and survive. At the same time, since men usually act as the fighters, women are rarely interviewed about their experience of wartime, other than as grieving widows and mothers, though their experience is markedly different from that of the men involved in battle. Lamb chronicles extraordinary tragedy and challenges in the lives of women in wartime. And none is more devastating than the increase of the use of rape as a weapon of war. Visiting warzones including the Congo, Rwanda, Nigeria, Bosnia, and Iraq, and spending time with the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar, she records the harrowing stories of survivors, from Yazidi girls kept as sex slaves by ISIS fighters and the beekeeper risking his life to rescue them; to the thousands of schoolgirls abducted across northern Nigeria by Boko Haram, to the Congolese gynecologist who stitches up more rape victims than anyone on earth. Told as a journey, and structured by country, Our Bodies, Their Battlefields gives these women voice. We have made significant progress in international women’s rights, but across the world women are victimized by wartime atrocities that are rarely recorded, much less punished. The first ever prosecution for war rape was in 1997 and there have been remarkably few convictions since, as if rape doesn’t matter in the reckoning of war, only killing. Some courageous women in countries around the world are taking things in their own hands, hunting down the war criminals themselves, trying to trap them through F

The Criminal Justice and Community Response to Rape Book

The Criminal Justice and Community Response to Rape

  • Author : Joel Epstein
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 141
  • ISBN 10 : 9780788120183

The Criminal Justice and Community Response to Rape Book Description :

Describes recent reforms adopted in some jurisdictions, such as protecting the anonymity of the victim & allowing complainants to report sexual assault even when the victim chooses not to press charges. Law enforcement officials & district attorneys have worked to support compensation for victims & also have created victim-witness advocate positions to help victims navigate the criminal justice process & speed their recovery. Contains a glossary, resources, & tables.

Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation Book

Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation

  • Author : Ken W. Day
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2001-04-25
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420042375

Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation Book Description :

Less than half of all rapes believed to occur are reported to law enforcement, and of those assailants arrested even fewer are convicted of rape. This problem is now being addressed by all professions whose work brings them into contact with the victim or the offender. This Third Edition of Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation: A Multidi

Taking the Stand Book

Taking the Stand

  • Author : Amanda Konradi
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 0275997189

Taking the Stand Book Description :

Follows 47 rape survivors of varied ages and ethnicities, focusing on the women's experiences throughout the criminal justice processes.

Rape Justice Book

Rape Justice

  • Author : Anastasia Powell
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2015-09-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 1137476141

Rape Justice Book Description :

This book explores the burgeoning interest in alternative and innovative justice responses to sexual violence both within and outside the legal system. While much existing work on sexual violence has focused foremost on securing justice through criminal law, the contributors to this volume more broadly consider the multiple and diverse forms that justice can take in response to sexual violence. Rape Justice responds to the arguments of scholars, activists and practitioners about the continued silence surrounding sexual violence in public discourse, the failure of legal courts to recognise and respond to rape, and the stigma and shame that continues to be directed at victim-survivors. Importantly, each chapter explores the limits of criminal law for achieving 'rape justice' and highlights possibilities for expanding how we conceptualise justice in the aftermath of sexual violence.

Against Our Will Book
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Against Our Will

  • Author : Susan Brownmiller
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2013-09-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480441958

Against Our Will Book Description :

Susan Brownmiller’s groundbreaking bestseller uncovers the culture of violence against women with a devastating exploration of the history of rape—now with a new preface by the author exposing the undercurrents of rape still present today Rape, as author Susan Brownmiller proves in her startling and important book, is not about sex but about power, fear, and subjugation. For thousands of years, it has been viewed as an acceptable “spoil of war,” used as a weapon by invading armies to crush the will of the conquered. The act of rape against women has long been cloaked in lies and false justifications. It is ignored, tolerated, even encouraged by governments and military leaders, misunderstood by police and security organizations, freely employed by domineering husbands and lovers, downplayed by medical and legal professionals more inclined to “blame the victim,” and, perhaps most shockingly, accepted in supposedly civilized societies worldwide, including the United States. Against Our Will is a classic work that has been widely credited with changing prevailing attitudes about violence against women by awakening the public to the true and continuing tragedy of rape around the globe and throughout the ages. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as an Outstanding Book of the Year and included among the New York Public Library’s Books of the Century, Against Our Will remains an essential work of sociological and historical importance.

War and Rape Book

War and Rape

  • Author : Nicola Henry
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415564724

War and Rape Book Description :

Wartime rape has been virulent in wars of sovereignty, territory, conquest, religion, ideology and liberation, yet attention to this crime has been sporadic throughout history. Rape remains âe~unspeakableâe(tm), particularly within law. Moreover, rape has not featured prominently in post-conflict collective memory. And even when rape is âe~rememberedâe(tm), it is often the subject of political controversy and heated debate. In this book, Henry asks some critical questions about the relationship between mass rape, politics and law. In what ways does law contribute to the collective memory of wartime rape? How do âe~counter-memoriesâe(tm) of victims compete with the denialism of wartime rape? The text specifically analyses the historical silencing of rape throughout international legal history and the potential of law to restore these silenced histories, it also examines the violence of law and the obstacles to individual and collective redemption. Tracing the prosecution of rape crimes within contemporary courts, Henry seeks to argue that politics underscores the way rape is dealt with by the international community in the aftermath of armed conflict. Providing a comprehensive overview of the politics of wartime rape and the politics of prosecuting such crimes within international humanitarian law, this text will be of great interest to scholars of gender and security, war crimes and law and society.

Defining Rape  Emerging Obligations for States Under International Law  Book

Defining Rape Emerging Obligations for States Under International Law

  • Author : Maria Eriksson
  • Publisher : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-10-28
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 613
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004202634

Defining Rape Emerging Obligations for States Under International Law Book Description :

The crime of rape has been prevalent in all contexts, whether committed during armed conflict or in peacetime, and has largely been characterised by a culture of impunity. International law, through its branches of international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law, has increasingly condemned such violence and is progressively obliging states to prevent rape, whether committed by a state agent or a private actor.

Sexual Crime Book

Sexual Crime

  • Author : CARYN NEUMANN
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2009-12-14
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 9781598841787

Sexual Crime Book Description :

Authoritative and informative, Sexual Crime: A Reference Handbook offers a thoroughly up-to-date report on an issue of extraordinary urgency. It is an expert introduction to a variety of often misunderstood crimes.||Sexual Crime begins with a background chapter outlining the causes and definitions of sexual crime, legal and cultural attitudes over the past three centuries, and common myths surrounding this sensitive subject. It then offers wide ranging coverage of issues, including date rape, crimes involving male victims, rape in prison, female perpetrators, medical treatments, political ramifications, and other contemporary issues.|

The Sexual Face of Violence Book

The Sexual Face of Violence

  • Author : Lloyd Vogelman
  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Rape
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000001287337

The Sexual Face of Violence Book Description :

The author deals with many of the myths about rape as an infrequent act of uncontrollable sexual aggression perpetrated by strangers in public places. This study of rape is based on a series of interviews with a group of men, including rapists.

Sexual Assault in Canada Book

Sexual Assault in Canada

  • Author : Elizabeth A. Sheehy
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-29
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 836
  • ISBN 10 : 9780776619774

Sexual Assault in Canada Book Description :

Sexual Assault in Canada is the first English-language book in almost two decades to assess the state of sexual assault law and legal practice in Canada. Gathering together feminist scholars, lawyers, activists and policy-makers, it presents a picture of the difficult issues that Canadian women face when reporting and prosecuting sexual violence. The volume addresses many themes including the systematic undermining of women who have been sexually assaulted, the experiences of marginalized women, and the role of women’s activism. It explores sexual assault in various contexts, including professional sports, the doctor–patient relationship, and residential schools. And it highlights the influence of certain players in the reporting and litigation of sexual violence, including health care providers, social workers, police, lawyers and judges. Sexual Assault in Canada provides both a multi-faceted assessment of the progress of feminist reforms to Canadian sexual assault law and practice, and articulates a myriad of new ideas, proposed changes to law, and inspired activist strategies. This book was created to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Jane Doe’s remarkable legal victory against the Toronto police for sex discrimination in the policing of rape and for negligence in failing to warn her of a serial rapist. The case made legal history and motivated a new generation of feminist activists. This book honours her pioneering work by reflecting on how law, legal practice and activism have evolved over the past decade and where feminist research and reform should lead in the years to come.