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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 previewPsychology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

acquaintance rape: Acquaintance rape is an assault or attempted assault usually committed by a new acquaintance involvingsexual ...

Google previewGirlhood in America: An Encyclopedia 2 Volumes (2001)

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 previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender (2017)

by Kevin L. Nadal

Acquaintance rape refers to forced sexual penetration or oral sex that occurs between individuals who know each other (as opposed to stranger rape). As a broad definition, acquaintance rape may include individuals who are married or ...

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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Women and Gender (2001)

Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender by Judith Worell

Acquaintance rape Rape involving a perpetrator who is known to the victim. Date rape Rape by an acquaintance who has some level of romantic association with a victim ranging from a rst meeting to an established relationship .

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 .

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Activism (2016)

1960 to the Present by Margaret DiCanio

to acquaintance rape to gang rape.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention (2010)

by Bonnie S. Fisher, Steven P. Lab

Acquaintance rape occurs between people who ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Relationships Across the Lifespan (1996)

by Jeffrey S. Turner

Acquaintance rape is rape that ...

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.

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