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 

Services for Sexual Assault Survivors: The Role of Rape Crisis Centers

Services for Sexual Assault Survivors: The Role of Rape Crisis Centers

Services for sexual assault survivors: The role of rape crisis centers
RebeccaCampbell, University of Illinois at Chicago
Patricia YanceyMartin


Rape crisis centers (RCCs) are remarkable organizations. Characterized by Ferree and Martin (1995) as the harvest of second-wave feminism, RCCs are a consequential feature of contemporary U.S. society, we suggest. Many of these organizations, which were formed through grassroots organizing and volunteer labor, have survived for 20 or more years, and they continue do[ing] the work of the movement (Ferree & Martin, 1995, p. 3). This chapter reviews the circumstances that led to the creation and persistence of RCCs, the services provided for victims by these organizations, and the impact of RCCs on victims and society. With over ...

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