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Acquaintance rape

Definition of the noun Acquaintance rape

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  1. date rape


Acquaintance rape is rape that involves people who know or are familiar with each other. Examples of acquaintances include someone the victim is dating, a classmate, co-worker, employer, family member, spouse, counselor, therapist, religious official or medical doctor. Acquaintance rape includes a subcategory of incidents labeled date rape that involves people who are in romantic or sexual relationships with each other. When rapes involve college students, the term campus rape is sometimes used.

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Google previewThe Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies, 4 Volume Set (2016)

by Constance L. Shehan

DEFINITIONS Acquaintance rape refers to sexual assault committed by anyone who is not a complete stranger to the victim. It is performed through coercion, manipulation, or force; often, perpetrators use alcohol or drugs to facilitate the ...

Google previewMen Against Rape: Male Activists' Views Towards Campus-based Sexual Assault and Acquaintance Rape (2008)

by Jacqueline Piccigallo

ABSTRACT Acquaintance rape is a pervasive crime on American college campuses. Historically, the prevention of rape and sexual assault has been viewed as a “women's issue,” with women continuously being left with the full responsibility.

Google previewComprehensive Stress Management (2016)

by CTI Reviews

acquaintance rape: Acquaintance rape is an assault or attempted assault usually committed by a new acquaintance involving sexual intercourse without mutual consent. The term 'date rape' is ...

Google previewCoping with Stress in a Changing World (2016)

Psychology, Psychology by CTI Reviews

Acquaintance rape is an assault or attempted assault usually committed by a new acquaintance involving sexual intercourse without mutual consent. The term 'date rape' is widely used but can be.

Google previewGirlhood in America (2001)

An Encyclopedia by Miriam Forman-Brunell

Acquaintance rape is a broad category that can include any type of relationship in which the victim knows the perpetrator. Date rape is very specific to social or dating situations, that is, it is sexual assault occurring within the confines of a social ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rape (2004)

by Merril D. Smith

DATE RAPE/ACQUAINTANCE RAPE 55 conditions are met: a prompt report to the police, the existence of witnesses who can testify to similar crimes committed by the suspect, physical injury to the survivor, and corroboration of the individual's ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Relationships Across the Lifespan (1996)

by Jeffrey S. Turner

Acquaintance rape is rape that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Relationships (2009)

by Harry T. Reis, Susan Sprecher

Acquaintance Rape As stated previously, most victims are raped by someone they know, including family members, acquaintances, and dates. However, men are more likely to be raped by strangers than by someone they know. Thus ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics (2014)

by Bruce A. Arrigo

Acquaintance rape is typically defined as nonconsensual sex betweenadults whoknoweach other(this includes anyonewhois nota stranger to the victim). Others consider daterape as onlyone form ofacquaintance rape. These definitions of ...

Google previewMental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being [3 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being by Len Sperry

It is also referred to as “acquaintance rape.” Definitions • Consent is an act of voluntary willingness.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women and American Politics (2009)

by Lynne E. Ford

acquaintance rape (date rape) Acquaintance rape, also referred to as date rape, has increasingly been recognized ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence (2008)

by Claire M. Renzetti, Jeffrey L. Edleson

com DATE AND ACQUAINTANCE RAPE Endemic to college campuses in North America and elsewhere, date and acquaintance rapes are the most common threats to female ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention (2010)

by Bonnie S. Fisher, Steven P. Lab

Acquaintance rape occurs between people who ...

Google previewSocial Issues in America: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by James Ciment

Acquaintance Rape: The Hidden Crime. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1991. Paterman, Carole. The Sexual Contract. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1988. Pfeiffer, Marcia G .

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