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2011 ACJS Outstanding Book Award
An unprecedented look at college women's risks of and experiences with sexual victimization
Unsafe in the Ivory Tower examines the nature and dimensions of a salient social problem—the sexual victimization of female college students today, and how women respond when they are, in fact, sexually victimized. The authors discuss the research that scholars have conducted to illuminate the origins and extent of this controversial issue as well as what can be done to prevent it. Students and other interested readers learn about the nature of victimization while simultaneously gaining an understanding of the ways in which criminologists, victimologists, and social scientists conduct research that informs theory and policy debates.
Provides detailed information about sexual victimization on college campuses today; Introduces broad lessons ...
Chapter 3: The Risk of Rape: Unsafe in the Ivory Tower?
The Risk of Rape: Unsafe in the Ivory Tower?
Weekly happy hours advertising reduced-price beer and spirits, sporting event tailgate parties, post-exam celebrations coupled with illicit drug experimentation, and sexual promiscuity—not to mention Greek organization social mixers—have long been cornerstones of the collegiate experience. Students routinely enjoy these celebrated staples of collegiate life within the perceived idyllic safe haven of the “ivory tower” regardless of the size or makeup of student enrollment or its institutional affiliation. Enjoying the infamous college years to their fullest pleasure is among the most memorable years of one's life. But these youthful pleasures, part of students’ everyday routines, may have a dark side. They may place college women at risk of being ...