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1st Edition

Understanding Sexual Violence
A Study of Convicted Rapists

ISBN 9780415911085
Published September 15, 1990 by Routledge
218 Pages

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Book Description

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;

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Diana Scully


"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