acquaintance rape


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acquaintance rape

n.
Rape committed by someone with whom the victim is acquainted.

acquaint′ance rape`


n.
forced sexual intercourse with a person known to the victim.
[1975–80]
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In contrast, rape--and acquaintance rape in particular--concerns behavior that is not widely accepted as criminal or harmful.
Jody Raphael, a senior research fellow at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, has grappled with some of these issues recently in her book Rape is Rape: How Denial, Distortion, and Victim Blaming Are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis (2013).
Krakauer began researching the subject of acquaintance rape after a close family friend acknowledged that she had been raped twice, once by a boy she knew and once by a trusted family friend.
It is especially common in cases of date-rape, acquaintance rape and statutory rape.
9) Raphael explains that "rape deniers" may also disbelieve victims' accounts of rape or believe that acquaintance rape is often just "bad sex" or the result of lowered inhibitions due to alcohol.
Koss, Restorative Justice for Acquaintance Rape and Misdemeanor Sex Crimes, in RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN 218-238, at 221 (James Ptacek ed.
Berkowitz and In the Interest of MTS to explore the development of the law of acquaintance rape, and has new cases and materials on fraud inducement, withdrawn consent, the spousal exception, and the development of rape shield laws.
Even when an officer wishes to test the kit in instances of acquaintance rape, lengthy testing delays by the crime lab may make it impossible to proceed with the case (ibid.
The book's chapters organize biblical texts thematically by a particular form or rape: acquaintance rape (chapter 1), the rape of women subjugated by gender and class (chapter 2), marital tape fantasies (chapter 3), gang rape (chapter 5), and the rape of men (chapter 6).
In the 1970s a series of studies examined acquaintance rape (also called "date rape"), and "[t]hese studies suggest that individuals, both as actors and as observers, are unlikely to perceive acquaintance rape as 'real' rape.
He said: "One of the things which emerges clearly from that is that the vast majority of rape cases are acquaintance rape, not stranger rape.
Alcohol and acquaintance rape in Australia: Testing the presupposition model of attributions about responsibility and blame.