Understanding Sexual Violence: A Study of Convicted Rapists, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Understanding Sexual Violence

A Study of Convicted Rapists, 1st Edition

By Diana Scully


218 pages

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Paperback: 9780415911085
pub: 1990-09-15
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Understanding Sexual Violence examines the structural supports for rape in sexually violent cultures and dispels a number of myths about sexual violence--for example, that childhood abuse, alcohol, and drugs are direct causes of rape.


"In discussing the role of alcohol in accounts of violence, Scully offers important insights for research on violence in general." -- Women's Review of Books

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PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health