Challenging Contemporary Thinking – 10 Years On
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Rape: Challenging Contemporary Thinking – 10 Years On takes stock of current thinking and research about rape and the way it is handled in practice within the criminal justice system, as well as challenging some of the widely held but inaccurate beliefs about rape.
The second edition of Rape: Challenging Contemporary Thinking – 10 Years On is not a traditional new edition, although it does provide updated versions of substantive issues covered in the first edition. Bringing the book to the cutting edge, it incorporates both old and new contexts where sexual exploitation takes place, identifying some knowledge gaps especially when considering the voices of complainants/victims/survivors who are invisible or muted, numerous new areas of research including the implications arising from #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements, the limitations of our present criminal justice systems, and radical alternatives to closing the justice gap. The new book reflects the global reach of research and thinking about rape, including more international coverage, with material from India, the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand as well as the UK. In order to learn from our shared history in this field, two authors reflect on their careers and other authors were encouraged to move away from conventional academic formats to convey their stories. Bringing together leading researchers in the field of psychology, sociology, and law, considering new research, and presenting new data from a strong theoretical and contextual base, the chapters are provocative and engage in innovative thinking, whilst remaining grounded in the available evidence.
This book is essential reading for students of criminology, forensic psychology, sociology, criminal justice, law, media studies, and women’s/gender studies. It also aims to inform professionals engaged in the investigation, prosecution of rape, support, and preventative services.
Table of Contents
1 Setting the Scene: The Challenges of Researching Rape
MIRANDA A. H. HORVATH AND JENNIFER M. BROWN
2 Revisiting Emotionally Involved: The Impact of Researching Rape. Twenty Years (and Thousands of Stories) Later
3 Overcoming "Othering": Reflections on Researching Police Responses to Victims of Sexual Violence
Experiences of rape
4 Digital Sexual Violence and the Gendered Constraints of Consent in Youth Image Sharing
EMILY SETTY, JESSICA RINGROSE, AND KAITLYN REGEHR
5 Race, Gender, and Policing: How to Increase Sexual Abuse Reporting by British South Asian Women
AISHA K. GILL
6 Power, Hierarchies, and Higher Education: Rape on Campus in India and the UK
ANNA BULL AND ADRIJA DEY
7 Rape of Older People
Concepts and processes
8 Rape in the News: Contemporary Challenges
KAREN BOYLE, BRENNA JESSIE, AND MEGAN STRICKLAND
9 Pornography and Sexual Violence: Reflection on Policy Debates Around Age, Gender, and Harm
MADDY COY AND MEAGAN TYLER
10 Technology-Facilitated Sexual Violence: Reflections on the Concept
11 Modern Myths About Sexual Aggression: New Methods and Findings
GERD BOHNER, FRIEDERIKE EYSSEL, AND PHILIPP SÜSSENBACH
No such thing as justice when it comes to rape?
12 Rape Law and Policy: Persistent Challenges and Future Directions
EITHNE DOWDS AND ELIZABETH AGNEW
13 Who Gets to Challenge Contemporary Thinking on Rape? Contradictions and Confusion in Public Opinion of "Rape Justice"
OLIVIA SMITH AND ELLEN DALY
14 A Circle That Cannot Be Squared? Survivor Confidence in an Adversarial Justice System
VANESSA E. MUNRO
What can be done? Thoughts on prevention, activism, and justice
15 Engaging Men and Boys in the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence
MICHAEL FLOOD AND STEPHEN R. BURRELL
16 African-Caribbean British Women’s Activism and Agency on Child Sexual Abuse from the 1970s to the 1980s
17 Online Anti-Rape Activism: Fighting Back Against Rape Culture
LIDIA SALVATORI AND KAITLYNN MENDES
18 Creative and Transformative Approaches to Justice
MOLLY ACKHURST, MELANIE BRAZZELL, AVIAH SARAH DAY, KAMILAH TOMLINSON, AND YARA RODRIGUES FOWLER
19 Conclusions: What’s It Going to Take?
JENNIFER M. BROWN AND MIRANDA A. H. HORVATH
Miranda A. H. Horvath is Professor and Director of the Institute for Social Justice & Crime at the University of Suffolk. She has extensive research experience, having conducted national and local multi-site/team/strand evaluation and research projects in a range of applied forensic and community settings. Her research has focused on violence against women and girls. She is co-editor of the second edition of The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology (2021) and Handbook on the Study of Multiple Perpetrator Rape: A Multidisciplinary Response to an International Problem (2013, Routledge). In 2020, Professor Horvath founded the Violence Against Women and Girls Research Network which brings together researchers, providing opportunities to meet regularly and share ongoing, completed, and planned research in a supportive environment.
Jennifer M. Brown is a visiting professor to the Mannheim Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research on policing has expanded from an interest in occupational culture to include evidence-based practice. She is the co-author of a prize-winning textbook (Forensic Psychology: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice) awarded by the British Psychological Society in 2018. She has also collaborated on books about therapeutic communities in prisons in 2014 (What Works in Therapeutic Prisons) and translation research in criminal justice in 2016 (Improving Criminal Justice Workplaces).