Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/560604
Title:
Rape
Authors:
Rape Crisis Centre
Citation:
Rape Crisis Centre. 1980. Rape. Dublin: Rape Crisis Centre.
Publisher:
Rape Crisis Centre
Issue Date:
1980
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/560604
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Rape Crisis Centre would define rape in the following way - "If a woman chooses not to have sex with a specific man and he chooses to proceed against her will, he commits a criminal act of rape." Force rather than sexuality is the over-riding feature of rape. Research into the subject concludes that anger and/or power are the motivating factors in rape rather than sexual gratification. It is a crime of violence using sex as a weapon. Rape is a subject surrounded by ignorance, fear and myths: ignorance on the part of people who simply do not understand the reality of sexual violence and its effects; fear on the part of those who are vulnerable and those who have, at some time, been victims of sexual violence/ rape; and myths which contribute to beliefs and assumptions about the role of the victim in the attack. This booklet outlines some of the basic facts about rape and its effects on the victim. It is not intended to be a comprehensive treatment of the subject. So we, therefore, hope that readers will seek further information from the Rape Crisis Centre Reports and other sources. The booklet is intended for those professional and voluntary workers who, by the nature of their work, come into contact with sexual violence. These include health professionals, social and community workers and the Garda Siochana. Also, it is hoped that the booklet will serve an information need for women who have been raped/sexually assaulted and the general public.
Keywords:
RAPE; SEXUAL VIOLENCE; CRIME; SEXUAL HARASSMENT

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRape Crisis Centreen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-17T14:00:23Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-17T14:00:23Zen
dc.date.issued1980-
dc.identifier.citationRape Crisis Centre. 1980. Rape. Dublin: Rape Crisis Centre.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/560604en
dc.descriptionThe Rape Crisis Centre would define rape in the following way - "If a woman chooses not to have sex with a specific man and he chooses to proceed against her will, he commits a criminal act of rape." Force rather than sexuality is the over-riding feature of rape. Research into the subject concludes that anger and/or power are the motivating factors in rape rather than sexual gratification. It is a crime of violence using sex as a weapon. Rape is a subject surrounded by ignorance, fear and myths: ignorance on the part of people who simply do not understand the reality of sexual violence and its effects; fear on the part of those who are vulnerable and those who have, at some time, been victims of sexual violence/ rape; and myths which contribute to beliefs and assumptions about the role of the victim in the attack. This booklet outlines some of the basic facts about rape and its effects on the victim. It is not intended to be a comprehensive treatment of the subject. So we, therefore, hope that readers will seek further information from the Rape Crisis Centre Reports and other sources. The booklet is intended for those professional and voluntary workers who, by the nature of their work, come into contact with sexual violence. These include health professionals, social and community workers and the Garda Siochana. Also, it is hoped that the booklet will serve an information need for women who have been raped/sexually assaulted and the general public.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRape Crisis Centreen_GB
dc.subjectRAPEen_GB
dc.subjectSEXUAL VIOLENCEen_GB
dc.subjectCRIMEen_GB
dc.subjectSEXUAL HARASSMENTen_GB
dc.titleRapeen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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