The Victim of Rape: Institutional Reactions (Google eBook)

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Transaction Publishers, Jan 1, 1983 - Social Science - 293 pages
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This unprecedented in-depth account of how our major institutions respond to the crime of rape is the first empirical study of rape victims in the United States as they come into contact with the police, the hospital, and the court. It presents the often devastating effects of institutional processing of rape victims.

The authors, a sociologist and a psychiatric nurse, provide direct, on-the-scene reports of how rape victims endure the institutional process.

  

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Contents

The Lot of the Rape Victim
1
How We Did the Research
5
Entering the Criminal Justice System
30
The Hospital As Healer and Detective
63
Getting the Case to Trial
121
In the Courtroom
157
The Rape Victims Reaction to Court
221
The Outcome of the Court Process
237
Policy Recommendations for the Institutional Response to Rape Victims
260
Index
291
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