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“These essays are exemplary in conceptualization, organization, and delivery. The messages are crystal clear, the readability superb. This book stands as a model of editorial excellence. The design of the volume is unique and responds well to a clear need in the subdiscipline of family violence, which remains fraught with diversity and dissention…. This piece of work is honest and effectively illuminates the growing pains of a very young and ideologically loaded subdiscipline that is anchored by an interdisciplinary and heterogeneous collection of smart people. Current Controversies on Family Violence is a powerful addition to the family violence literature. I recommend it as required reading for family violence courses. Gelles and Loseke are to be commended for their excellent idea, their ...

More Data Have Accumulated Supporting Date and Acquaintance Rape as Significant Problems for Women
More data have accumulated supporting date and acquaintance rape as significant problems for women
Sarah L.Cook, Mary P.Koss

Since the first edition of Current Controversies on Family Violence was published in 1993, mounting evidence has documented the nature and scope of date and acquaintance rape. Yet, critics continue to disparage empirical data that underscore this problem. When Koss, Gidycz, and Wisniewski (1987) published an epidemiological study of sexual assault on college campuses funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), their findings startled the scientific community and the nation. Results indicated that, since their fourteenth birthdays, 27 percent of college women recalled an incident that met the legal definition of rape, ...

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