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Rape

  • By: Patricia A. Frazier
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Although the definition of rape varies across jurisdictions, it can generally be defined as a specific type of sexual assault that involves penetration, force or threat of force, and lack of consent. A related term is sexual assault, which ...

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