Version of Record online: 16 JAN 2009
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 30, Issue 1, pages 11–16, January 1994
How to Cite
Ellis, G. M. (1994), Acquaintance Rape. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 30: 11–16. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.1994.tb00221.x
- Issue online: 16 JAN 2009
- Version of Record online: 16 JAN 2009
The author examines how culturally learned sex roles and myths about rape come together to give acquaintance rape a status somewhere between accepted practice and unacceptable crime. Risk factors, harriers to reporting rape, and factors that make college students a vulnerable group, are discussed. Institutional programs and resources are highlighted, along with a new educational approach using small group workshops.