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  Rape (law) - MSN Encarta
When a person rapes a person he or she knows, it is called either acquaintance rape or date rape.
However, the term acquaintance rape is usually applied when the sexual intercourse is nonconsensual but does not involve the physical coercion typically associated with forcible rape, such as assault or threats of violence.
Homosexual rape, when it is not covered by a state’s general rape statute, may be covered by statutes that prohibit anal or oral sex between members of the same sex, a type of sodomy.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761564013_3/Rape_(law).html   (970 words)

 Acquaintance Rape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
There is a prevailing misconception that acquaintance rape is not as serious, not as criminal, and not as damaging to the victim as stranger rape.
Rape is a felony crime, regardless of the offender's relationship to the victim.
Acquaintance rape is just as serious and just as devastating to the victim as stranger rape.
www.safecampusesnow.org /safety/acquaintancerape.htm   (648 words)

 Date & Acquaintance Rape - Overview: Counseling Services, University at Buffalo
Date rape and acquaintance rape are forms of sexual assault involving coercive sexual activities perpetrated by an acquaintance of the rape survivor.
Date and acquaintance rape is quite prevalent on campuses.
In order for date and acquaintance rape to be minimized, men must stop "blaming the victim" and start taking responsibility for their own actions.
ub-counseling.buffalo.edu /violenceoverview.shtml   (1011 words)

 Acquaintance rape on college and university campuses College Student Journal - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Acquaintance rape is a sexual assault perpetrated by someone who is known to the victim.
While acquaintance rapist cannot be identified by their appearance, they do engage in certain behaviors in order to win the confidence and trust of their victims.
Another form of manipulation the acquaintance rapist may use is to give his potential victim alcohol and/or drugs, in an effort to eliminate her ability to resist his sexual attack.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FCR/is_1_38/ai_n6073198   (916 words)

 Perspectives on Acquaintance Rape
Acquaintance rape, which is also referred to as "date rape" and "hidden rape," has been increasingly recognized as a real and relatively common problem within society.
Once the actual rape has occurred and has been identified as rape by the survivor, she is faced with the decision of whether to disclose to anyone what has happened.
Rape is just one of many possible causes of PTSD, but it (along with other forms of sexual assault) is the most common cause of PTSD in American women (McFarlane and De Girolamo, in van der Kolk, McFarlane, and Weisaeth, 1996).
www.aaets.org /arts/art13.htm   (4158 words)

 Office of Counseling and Testing - Date and Acquaintance Rape
Rape by instrumentation is vaginal or anal penetration with an object.
Rape and sexual assault can be committed by anyone -- a stranger, a date, an acquaintance or even a friend.
Remember that whatever the rape victim did to survive the attack was exactly what he or she needed to do.
www.leeuniversity.edu /counseling/self_help/rape.asp   (1777 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Acquaintance rape remains a controversial topic because of lack of agreement upon the definition of consent.
Acquaintance rape is confusing and difficult to identify at times because the situation usually begins consensually.
According to FBI statistics, date and acquaintance rape comprise from 60 to 85 percent of all reported rapes.
www.lycos.com /info/acquaintance-rape.html   (606 words)

 Alliance: Factsheets: Acquaintance Rape
Acquaintance rape is a sexual assault by an individual known to the victim.
Many myths incorrectly characterize rape victims as "sexually loose" individuals who are "asking for it." On the contrary, victims of acquaintance rape are victims of violence and domination.
Acquaintance rape victims also experience an extreme violation of trust because this individual they allowed into their life violated all that trust and committed a horrible crime against them.
www.nycagainstrape.org /survivors_factsheet_10.html   (1185 words)

 date & acquaintance rape
Often, date rape involves one person ignoring the other’s protests, pinning or holding the other down, or taking advantage of someone who is physically helpless, incapacitated, or doesn’t understand.
At least 1 in 4 young women is raped or experiences an attempted rape by a peer.
Of all rapes and sexual assaults committed in 1994 and 1995, only 32% were ever reported to the police.
www.kcsarc.org /date_rape.htm   (437 words)

 Rape Crisis Information Pathfinder
This guide describes the problem of acquaintance rape of college students, addressing its scope, causes and contributing factors; methods for analyzing it on a particular campus; tested responses; and measures for assessing response effectiveness.
And although rumors of the rape began quickly circulating through the town, it was weeks before anyone reported it to the police and years before the boys finally went to trial....
Gang rape is often viewed by the men involved, and sometimes by others too, as legitimate, in that it is seen to discourage or punish perceived ‘‘immoral’’ behaviour among woman – such as wearing short skirts or frequenting bars.
www.ibiblio.org /rcip/collegerape.html   (1393 words)

 WPI Campus Police & Public Safety - What Women Should Know about Acquaintance Rape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Acquaintance rape is a rape committed by someone known to the victim.
Any person, whether an acquaintance or not, who compels a peron to submit to sexual intercourse against his or her will, by force or by threat of bodily injury, commits the crime of rape.
Victims of acquaintance rape are often involved in situations where they trust their acquaintance not to be an assailant.
www.wpi.edu /Admin/Police/Safety/Assault/acquaintance.html   (264 words)

 Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault About Acquaintance Rape You Are Not Alone We Believe You It Is Not Your ...
Acquaintance rape is rape committed by someone who is known to the victim.
Acquaintance rape is the most common form of rape.
The acquaintance rapist's tactic is to make his or her "target" feel safe and comfortable so he or she can take advantage of the situation.
www.sacasa.org /acqrape.htm   (1681 words)

 Acquaintance Rape on College and University Campuses
Acquaintance rape is a serious violation of every woman's personal rights, and it causes her to experience severe emotional as well as physical injuries.
It is also very important that the acquaintance rape victim have someone who will be comforting and supportive, accompany her to the police station, where she will be assisted in filing a police report.
Even if the rape victim does not report the rape to the police, it is still critical for her to receive counseling, preferably by a trained rape crisis counselor at the university's counseling center or a mental health facility.
www.aaets.org /article135.htm   (1984 words)

 Higher Education Center: Acquaintance Rape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Acquaintance rape is a serious problem on many campuses with severe consequences for both the victims and the school.
A few men accused of acquaintance rape have successfully sued their schools, seeking a new campus hearing, reinstatement in school, or monetary damages, usually on the grounds that the school's disciplinary procedures failed to provide due process.
Acquaintance rape - forced sexual intercourse between individuals who know each other - is a crime that is widespread on many college and university campuses.
www.higheredcenter.org /pubs/acqrape.html   (15897 words)

 Acquaintance Rape
Acquaintance rape occurs when a woman is forced to have intercourse against her will by someone she knows.
Any woman is at risk for acquaintance rape regardless of her age, race, educational level or socioeconomic status.
Depression is common after acquaintance rape and may interfere with the person's daily routine.
www.plymouth.edu /wsgr/acqaint.shtml   (765 words)

Acquaintance rape victims are most often between the ages of 15-24.
Rape survivors assaulted under the influence of a sedating substance may have additional issues that are likely to affect their recovery- issues often involving their inability to recall the incident.
Rape is a major crisis that can disrupt many aspects of one’s life (physical, emotional, social, and sexual).
www.eapage.com /Handouts/acquaintance_rape.htm   (1772 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Date/acquaintance rape is sexual assault perpetrated by someone known to the victim such as: a friend, an employer, a date, or someone the victim/survivor recently met.
Acquaintance rape is an umbrella term to describe sexual assaults in which the victim and the perpetrator know each other.
Date rape is a specific kind of acquaintance rape, referring to sexual assault perpetrated on a date.
www.lycos.com /info/acquaintance-rape--victims.html   (538 words)

 NMU Counseling Center
Rape is a complex and painful experience which requires a combination of psychologicalegal, medical, legal, spiritual, family and personal responses.
Victims of acquaintance rape often report that they initially trusted and liked their assailant, not recognizing the assailant’s intent to rape until it was too late to get help.
Finally, many acquaintance rapes are characterized by unclear or unheard communications, differences in expectations, and consumption of alcohol by one or both parties.
www.nmu.edu /counselingcenter/rape.html   (2939 words)

 Acquaintance Rape and Sexual Violence Policy
The University needs a specific policy on rape and sexual violence because the prevalence of rape and sexual violence on college campuses is alarming.
Acquaintance rape is a form of sexual violence.
For the purpose of this policy, acquaintance rape/sexual violence is defined as any act in which a member of the university community forces another with whom he or she is acquainted to engage in sexual activity against her or his will or without her or his consent.
www.vpul.upenn.edu /osl/acqrape.html   (547 words)

 Date Rape
Rape is an act of aggression and violence.
Rape is always the fault of the rapist.
Rape isn't just physically damaging - it can be emotionally traumatic as well.
kidshealth.org /teen/your_mind/problems/date_rape.html   (854 words)

 Safety.com - Acquaintance Rape
Approximately 77 percent of all rape victims know their attacker and 92% of adolescent rape victims know their attacker.
While most acquaintance rape victims are female, males can also be victims of this type of sexual assault.
Almost one-third of all rape victims suffer from rape-related post-traumatic stress disorder, which includes sleeping and eating disorders, nervousness, fatigue, withdrawal from society, and distrust of others.
www.safety.com /articles/acquaintance-rape.html   (479 words)

 Campus Police: Facts on Date Rape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The growing attention by the news media to rape is not due to an increased incidence of the crime, but rather to a greater willingness to talk about it.
The purpose of this publication is to address the subject of acquaintance rape-a problem which is becoming frighteningly evident on college campuses.
Rape is a criminal act of power and control over another acted out through sexual violence.
www.xu.edu /xucp/DATERAPE.htm   (1138 words)

 Understanding survivors of acquaintance and stranger rape
The image that comes to mind is that of a psychotic stranger grabbing a woman and raping her in a dark alley.
This discussion of rape and the survivors of rape will only include adult women, because the experiences of male survivors and children may be very different.
These facts are probably due to the fact that many survivors of acquaintance rape do not view their experience as rape.
members.tripod.com /lmsurratt   (312 words)

 Higher Education Center: Alcohol and Acquaintance Rape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
When someone forces another person to have sexual intercourse, he or she is subject to the same criminal penalties whether the victim is an acquaintance or a total stranger-and whether or not either party is intoxicated.
Speak out against acquaintance rape; communicate to other men that it's okay not to drink and not to have sex.and127; Look out for women and men who may be at risk and intervene if necessary by alerting others or by calling campus police.
On campuses and in national student organizations, advocacy groups are working to prevent acquaintance rape directly or by limiting the drinking that often leads to violence.
www.higheredcenter.org /pubs/rapefly.htm   (1946 words)

 JHU Violence | Acquaintance Rape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Rape occurs when someone forces another person to have sexual intercourse of any kind.
Few issues on campuses alarm students more than acquaintance rape; it is one of the most common violent crimes on college campuses today.
Rape or forced sex can occur as part of an ongoing intimate relationship, even when most of the time the sex is not forced.
www.jhu.edu /news_info/report/violence/relationships/rape.html   (374 words)

 Acquaintance Rape Or Date Rape
The false image lives on because few rapes by acquaintances are reported: in fact those involved often do not recognize that a rape has occurred.
This is a general pattern in acquaintance rape, and though all victims and rapists are different, alcohol and drugs are often involved in incidents of acquaintance rape.
In a study or rape in Canada, alcohol was used by half of all offenders and by one third of the victims (British Columbia Rape Prevention Project 1980).
www.personalarms.com /f_acquaintance_rape.htm   (1691 words)

 Rape on college campuses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rape is defined as the crime of forcing another person to submit to sex acts, especially sexual intercourse, often by actual or threatened physical force, or when the victim is incapable of giving consent because of mental illness, mental retardation, age, or intoxication due to drugs, alcohol, or illness.
Rapes on college campuses are usually committed by someone familiar to the woman or man. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), 35–75% of all rapes against women are committed by an acquaintance on college campuses.
However, the study also found that in "about half of the incidents categorized as completed rapes, the women or man did not consider the incident to be a rape." [1] According to the Journal of Counseling and Development, women aged 16–24 are at the highest risk of sexual assault.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rape_on_college_campuses   (653 words)

 Acquaintance Rape
Acquaintance rape and date rape are more common than left-handedness or heart attacks or alcoholism.
Acquaintance rape is using physical force, emotional bargaining, flmail or mind games to force sexual intercourse, fondling, kissing, holding...
When victims are raped, they doubt their experience because of the impaired memory of it.
www.wcstx.com /friendrp.htm   (931 words)

 SUNY Oswego - University Police: Date and Acquaintance Rape
Rape is the most prevalent, serious violent crime committed on college campuses.
Acquaintance rapes are likely to occur in off-campus apartments, fraternity houses and residence hall rooms.
Beyond the physical injury associated with rape and sexual victimization, the emotional turmoil can be overwhelming for both the victim and those who care about the victim.
www.oswego.edu /administration/police/commaware/date_rape.html   (858 words)

 Santa Clara Police Department - Acquaintance Rape
Acquaintance rape is the sexual assault of a victim who is in some way acquainted with the suspect.
Many women do not report these rapes because they are frightened, embarrassed, or the assault did not fit the typical rape scenario.
Rape is a violent act of forced intercourse, not sex, committed against a woman's will.
www.scpd.org /crime/acq_rape1.html   (206 words)

 Rape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The term acquaintance rape is usually applied when the sexual intercourse is nonconsensual but does not
common rape to man or boy is done by a male which is forced oral sex or sodomy.
Some victims may suffer from Rape Trauma Syndrome which is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder.
www.endallthepain.com /Rape.html   (423 words)

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