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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Glimpse Inside; Chapter 2 Rape Is the Problem; Chapter 3 Profile of Convicted Rapists; Chapter 4 Nothing Is Rape: Justifying Sexual Violence; Chapter 5 No One Is a Rapist: Excusing Sexual Violence; Chapter 6 Rape: A Low-Risk, High-Reward Crime; Chapter 7 Isn’t Rape Men’s Problem?; afterword Afterword: Defending Against 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