Sexual Victimization: Then and Now provides scholars easy access to information that specifically examines the continuum of sex crimes and the perception of victims by our criminal justice system and society as a whole. This text features contributions from well-known researchers in the field and serves as an important resource to provide scholars with up-to-date research on sexual victimization that will educate students on this complex and evolving challenge for the criminal justice system. The authors approach the concept by examining how the criminal justice system handles sexual victimization, the association between individuals in a relationship and sexual assault, and unusual and special issues associated with contemporary sexual victimization. By discussing these issues, the theoretical explanations for these crimes and the effectiveness of the policy that has been applied will effectively link the criminological areas of theory, research, and policy.
Chapter 11: Sexual Victimization in the U.S. Military
Sexual Victimization in the U.S. Military
One of the many issues that face young men and women in the U.S. military is sexual victimization. In 2012, 3,374 incidents of sexual victimization were reported according to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), an increase over the number of incidents reported in 2011. In fact, since 2004, the number of sexual victimizations reported by the DoD has nearly doubled (DoD, 2013b). Additionally, in a recent survey, over 1 in 5 women reported experiencing sexual victimization by someone in the military since entering service (DoD, 2013a). These official numbers, coupled with findings from self-report surveys, suggest that sexual victimization in the U.S. military is a continuing problem that warrants ...