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Unsafe in the ivory tower : the sexual victimization of college women / Bonnie S. Fisher, Leah E. Daigle, Francis T. Cullen.


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Fisher, Bonnie, 1959-
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Los Angeles : Sage, c2010.
  • Book
  • xiv, 230 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-217) and index.
  • 1. The Discovery of Sexual Victimization Beyond Real Rape Sexual Victimization in Context The Hidden Figure of Rape Specially Designed Victimization Surveys Koss's Sexual Experiences Survey One in Four: Publicizing the Rape Epidemic Two Critiques What's Ahead 2. Beyond the Culture Wars: The Measurement of Sexual Victimization The National Crime Victimization Survey How the NCVS Measures Victimization The First Step in Measuring Sexual Victimization: The NCVS Screen Questions The Second Step in Measuring Sexual Victimization: The NCVS Incident Report Measuring Sexual Victimization: The Next Generation The National Women's Study The National Violence Against Women Survey The National College Women's Sexual Victimization Study Revisiting the Koss-Gilbert Debate Comparing Two Studies Conclusion 3. The Risk of Rape: Unsafe in the Ivory Tower? Coming to College as a Rape Victim Rape During the College Years: Koss Revisited The National College Women's Sexual Victimization Study Is College a Risk Factor? Forms of Rape The Role of Drugs and Alcohol Conclusion 4. Beyond Rape: The Pervasiveness of Sexual Victimization Moving Beyond the Study of Rape Categorizing Sexual Victimization Sexual Coercion Unwanted Sexual Contact Non-Contact Sexual Abuse Conclusion 5. It Happened Again: Sexual Revictimization Crime Revictimization Sexual Revictimization Sexual Revictimization Among College Women: The NCWSV Study Why Does Sexual Revictimization Occur? Findings from the NCWSV Study Conclusion 6. Victim Secrets: Acknowledging and Reporting Sexual Victimization Acknowledging Victimization What Do Unacknowledged Victims Call It? Consequences of Acknowledgement Factors Related to Acknowledgement Reporting Sexual Victimization to the Police The Importance of Reporting Why Don't College Women Report Sexual Victimization? Factors That Influence Reporting Reporting to Other People: Telling Friends Conclusion 7. Being Pursued: The Stalking of Female Students Opportunities for Stalking Research on the Extent of Stalking Measuring Stalking in the NCWSV Study The Extent of Stalking The Nature of Stalking Who Is At Risk of Being Stalked? How Do Victims React? Conclusion 8. Creating Safe Havens: Preventing Sexual Victimization Two Themes Three Approaches for Preventing Victimization Opportunity-Reduction Approach: Situational Crime Prevention Preventing Stalking Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
This text presents two interrelated perspectives of sexual victimization on college campuses. First, it discusses the nature and dimensions of a salient social problem: the sexual victimization of college women. Second, it discusses how scholars have participated in this movement to understand the origins, nature, extent, and ways to prevent the sexual victimization, especially on college campuses. Essentially, the aim of this text is to be a conduit through which students will learn much about the nature of victimization and much about the way in which criminologists, victimologists, and social scientists conduct research that informs theory and policy debates.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Daigle, Leah E.
Cullen, Francis T.

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