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1 “ Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2010 Deviance 10e Chapter Five: RAPE AND CHILD MOLESTATION This multimedia product and its contents are protected under copyright law. The following are prohibited by law: any public performance or display, including transmission of any image over a network; preparation of any derivative work, including the extraction, in whole or in part, of any images; any rental, lease, or lending of the program. Alex Thio

2 “ Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2010 Introduction most rapes occur between acquaintances most rapes occur between acquaintances primary motive for rape in prison is to humiliate a victim primary motive for rape in prison is to humiliate a victim In U.S., 22% of women ages 18 to 90 report having been forced to have sex at least once In U.S., 22% of women ages 18 to 90 report having been forced to have sex at least once

3 “ Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2010 Patterns of Rape Majority of rapes involve whites raping whites Majority of rapes involve whites raping whites Majority of black rapists now choose white victims Majority of black rapists now choose white victims Most prevalent age of victims: 16 to 20 Most prevalent age of victims: 16 to 20 Rape increases during the summer months Rape increases during the summer months Most often occurs on weekends Most often occurs on weekends Usually involves drinking on the part of offenders Usually involves drinking on the part of offenders

4 “ Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2010 Patterns of Rape – cont. Most rapists do some planning before they attack Most rapists do some planning before they attack Choose females who are vulnerable to attack Choose females who are vulnerable to attack Look for places that can be easily entered and are relatively safe Look for places that can be easily entered and are relatively safe Most rapists rely on only verbal coercion and nonphysical aggression, but also use force at the point of attack Most rapists rely on only verbal coercion and nonphysical aggression, but also use force at the point of attack

5 “ Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2010 Patterns of Rape – cont. Gang rapists: Gang rapists: usually aged usually aged come from lower-class families come from lower-class families are members of gangs are members of gangs find victims through cruising an area, abducting a woman at night, or taking a date with one of the gang members to a location where the gang is waiting find victims through cruising an area, abducting a woman at night, or taking a date with one of the gang members to a location where the gang is waiting

6 “ Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2010 Patterns of Rape – cont. Most often, rapes not reported to police are committed by acquaintances and take place in the residence of the victim or offender Most often, rapes not reported to police are committed by acquaintances and take place in the residence of the victim or offender assailants are more likely to use verbal or psychological coercion assailants are more likely to use verbal or psychological coercion involves the premeditation of sex which leads to rape when the victim does not comply involves the premeditation of sex which leads to rape when the victim does not comply involves as many as 1/2 of all college students involves as many as 1/2 of all college students

7 “ Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2010 Consequences of Rape With rape, survivors continue suffering after the rape is over With rape, survivors continue suffering after the rape is over Most victims go through two phases of disorganization: Most victims go through two phases of disorganization: 1. extreme fear, shock, humiliation, self-blame or anxiety 2. longer, lingering phase of disorganization, involving dreams and phobias Police insensitivity and court bias continue to be issues for rape victims Police insensitivity and court bias continue to be issues for rape victims

8 “ Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2010 The Culture of Rape Many societies have a hidden culture of rape which encourages males to assault females Many societies have a hidden culture of rape which encourages males to assault females Some laws support the notion of women as men’s property Some laws support the notion of women as men’s property Violent pornography reinforces this view Violent pornography reinforces this view Women are seen as objects in a male competitive game Women are seen as objects in a male competitive game Many men hold the victim responsible for the rape Many men hold the victim responsible for the rape The rape culture encourages women to be submissive The rape culture encourages women to be submissive

9 “ Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2010 A Global Perspective on Wartime Rape Wartime rape is widespread Wartime rape is widespread Based on the attitude that women are men’s property Based on the attitude that women are men’s property This form of rape is especially dehumanizing and brutal, as seen in Bosnia This form of rape is especially dehumanizing and brutal, as seen in Bosnia

10 “ Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2010 Why Men Rape Women There is agreement that rapists have personality defects or emotional disturbance There is agreement that rapists have personality defects or emotional disturbance There exist a disagreement about specific personality characteristics residing in rapists There exist a disagreement about specific personality characteristics residing in rapists Feminist theory blames rape on gender inequality Feminist theory blames rape on gender inequality

11 “ Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2010 Males as Victims Rape is common in prison, more so than man-on- woman rape outside prison Rape is common in prison, more so than man-on- woman rape outside prison Outside prison, there is less rape of men Outside prison, there is less rape of men When men rape men, physical force is often used When men rape men, physical force is often used Nearly half of male offenders know their victims Nearly half of male offenders know their victims One-half of victims are heterosexuals, and the rapist assaults them with the intent to punish or dominate One-half of victims are heterosexuals, and the rapist assaults them with the intent to punish or dominate Men can be raped by women, because rape is basically an expression of power Men can be raped by women, because rape is basically an expression of power

12 “ Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2010 Child Molesting Child molesting is a form of rape because the victim is too young and cannot legally give consent to sex Child molesting is a form of rape because the victim is too young and cannot legally give consent to sex Girls are more likely than boys to be molested Girls are more likely than boys to be molested Most molesters are men Most molesters are men Molesters are more likely to know their victims Molesters are more likely to know their victims Molesters are usually unmarried and suffer from social incompetence Molesters are usually unmarried and suffer from social incompetence

13 “ Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2010 Child Molesting – cont. Examples of victim suffering: posttraumatic stress disorder, behavior problems, sexualized behaviors, and poor self-esteem Examples of victim suffering: posttraumatic stress disorder, behavior problems, sexualized behaviors, and poor self-esteem Men who molest young girls differ considerably from rapists Men who molest young girls differ considerably from rapists Boy victims are more likely than other boys to grow up to be child abusers Boy victims are more likely than other boys to grow up to be child abusers Catholic priest pedophiles have captured recent headlines Catholic priest pedophiles have captured recent headlines


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