This wide-ranging anthology offers a variety of perspectives with excerpts from books and current articles from research journals, plus four original contributed articles. Topics covered include the major types of sex crimes and offenders, therapies, juvenile sex offenses, and nuisance sexual offenders. This book is designed as a stand alone or as a supplemental text to Sex Crimes, 2/e. Features of this text include: Cutting-edge articles by top scholars in the field Major units of the reader parallel and enhance the contents of Sex Crimes 2/e 

Assisting Rape Victims as They Recover from Rape: The Impact on Friends

Assisting Rape Victims as They Recover from Rape: The Impact on Friends

Assisting rape victims as they recover from rape: The impact on friends
Courtney E.Ahrens, RebeccaCampbell, University of Illinois at Chicago

After surviving sexual assault, victims often find themselves in need of support (Davis, Brickman, & Baker, 1991; George, Winfield, & Blazer, 1992; Golding, Siegel, Sorenson, Burnam, & Stein, 1989; Kimmerling & Calhoun, 1994; S. E. Ullman, 1996a, 1996b). Yet it is unlikely that friends of rape survivors are any more prepared for this event than survivors. Friends may experience emotional reactions that affect their functioning and ability to support survivors. In this article, we examine how friends react to rape disclosure. First, a review of the literature explores the role of friends and family in ...

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