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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.

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Provides detailed information about sexual victimization on college campuses today; Introduces broad lessons ...

Being Pursued: The Stalking of Female Students
Being pursued: The stalking of female students

Until the 1990s, relatively little attention was paid to stalking. During this period, however, various “claimsmakers” succeeded in defining stalking as a social problem—so much so that the word stalking became part of the public's lexicon (Lowney & Best, 1995). Thus, several educational and victim service organizations, such as the National Victim Center and Survivors of Stalking, heightened the public's awareness of the problem of stalking (see Monaghan, 1998). The media prominently publicized stalking cases involving Hollywood stars, public officials, and fatal outcomes. Perhaps most noteworthy, legislatures across the nation moved to criminalize stalking behavior (Marks, 1997; McAnaney, Curliss, & Abeyta-Price, 1993).

The first antistalking law was passed in 1990 in California in ...

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