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.
Provides detailed information about sexual victimization on college campuses today; Introduces broad lessons about the interactions of ideology, science and methodology, and public policy; Integrates current data, research, and theory, based on the authors' national studies of more than 8,000 randomly selected female college students
This supplemental text is ideal for courses such as Sex Crimes, Violence and Abuse, Victimology, Gender and Crime, Sociology of Violence, Sociology of Women, and the Sociology of Sex and Gender in departments of criminology, criminal justice, sociology, and women's studies. It is also useful for those involved in studying or creating public policy related to this issue and for those interested in sexual victimization on campuses generally.
Beyond Rape: The Pervasiveness of Sexual Victimization
The criminal status of rape, coupled with grassroots efforts by campus safety and women's advocacy groups, have combined to keep rape prominent on the policy agendas of federal and state policymakers and of campus administrators. Indeed, rape on campus has been among the most extensively addressed issues by state-level and congressional statutes (Carter & Bath, 2007; Sloan & Shoemaker, 2007). A key requirement of the federal The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) (hereafter the Clery Act), for example, is that postsecondary institutions publish and distribute an annual report of seven major categories of crime statistics. Included in this crime reporting requirement ...