The Victim of Rape: Institutional Reactions
Transaction Publishers, Jan 1, 1983 - Social Science - 293 pages
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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The Lot of the Rape Victim
How We Did the Research
Entering the Criminal Justice System
The Hospital As Healer and Detective
Getting the Case to Trial
In the Courtroom