Sexual Assault and Harassment in America: Examining the Facts

by
Sarah Koon-Magninauthor

Sarah Koon-Magnin is associate professor of political science and criminal justice at the University of South Alabama. Her research focuses on sexual violence in America and its impacts on victims and society.

Sexual Assault and Harassment in America: Examining the Facts

20220531

ABC-CLIO

Pages 216
Topics Child Abuse;Victims Services;Victim-Blaming;Sexual Offenders;Sexual Harassment;Sexual Assault;Sexism;Sex Crimes;Sex Crime Investigations;Rape Kits;Rape Culture;Rape;Prison Rape;Online Harassment;Misogyny;Male Victims of Sexual Violence;LGBTQ+ Victims of Sexual Violence;Law Enforcement;Female Victims of Sexual Violence;Criminal Justice System;Crime

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Sexual Assault and Harassment in America: Examining the Facts

Author(s): Koon-Magnin, Sarah;
Contributors: Koon-Magnin, Sarah;
Abstract:

This wide-ranging resource uses evidence-based documentation to examine claims and beliefs—and provide the facts—about sexual assault and harassment and other forms of sexual violence in the United States.

Each title in the Contemporary Debates series examines the veracity of controversial claims or beliefs surrounding a major political/cultural issue in the United States. They do so to give readers a clear and unbiased understanding of current issues by informing them about falsehoods, half-truths, and misconceptions—and confirming the factual validity of other assertions—that have gained traction in AmericA&Rsquo;s political and cultural discourse. Ultimately, this series has been crafted to give readers the tools for a fuller understanding of issues, events, policies, and laws that occupy center stage in American life and politics.

This volume in the series addresses the issue of sexual violence in the U.S. It includes chapters devoted to quantifying the extent of the problems of sexual assault and harassment; demographic groups most likely to experience sexual violence; physical, emotional, and societal impacts of sexual assault; how investigations of sex-related charges are conducted; laws and policies pertaining to both victims and offenders; and sexual violence prevention and response services outside of the criminal justice system.


  • Features an easy-to-navigate question-and-answer format
  • Uses quantifiable data from respected sources as the foundation for examining every issue
  • Provides readers with leads to conduct further research in extensive Further Reading sections for each entry
  • Examines claims and positions held by individuals and groups of all political backgrounds and ideologies

SortTitle: sexual assault and harassment in america: examining the facts
Keyword(s): Child Abuse; Victims Services; Victim-Blaming; Sexual Offenders; Sexual Harassment; Sexual Assault; Sexism; Sex Crimes; Sex Crime Investigations; Rape Kits; Rape Culture; Rape; Prison Rape; Online Harassment; Misogyny; Male Victims of Sexual Violence; LGBTQ+ Victims of Sexual Violence; Law Enforcement; Female Victims of Sexual Violence; Criminal Justice System; Crime
Author Info:
Sarah Koon-Magninauthor

Sarah Koon-Magnin is associate professor of political science and criminal justice at the University of South Alabama. Her research focuses on sexual violence in America and its impacts on victims and society.

eISBN-13: 9781440876561
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440876554
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 216
Publication Date: 20220531
Series: Contemporary Debates