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By Rob Hall

Rape in the United States covers issues corresponding to significant legislation enforcement, the judicial process, and correctional approach developments in facing either the rapist and the sufferer. additionally incorporated is an research of the categories and motivations of rapists, a mental profile of rapists, and a statistical profile of rape victims.For effortless reference, this quantity positive aspects certain listings of print and nonprint assets and an in depth listing of companies that experience an important effect nationally or domestically within the circulation to prevent and forestall sexual violence. This paintings is a useful resource of data for college students, researchers, and reporters, in addition to rape drawback counselors, directors of women's shelters, and police officers.

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Nicholas Groth, a noted pioneer in research of sexual offenders (1979), were of over 500 hard-core rapists, over a 15-year period. A major study of 41 serial rapists by Dr. Janet Warren et al. (1991) was of men who, as a group, had committed 837 rapes, over 400 attempted rapes, and over 5,000 "nuisance" sex offenses. Dr. G. Richard Kishur (former program director for the Resident Sexual Offender Treatment Program with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections-a program recognized nationally and internationally in the early 1990s as one of the most progressive programs of its day) (1994) worked with sexual offenders who had received at least a 15-year sentence for their crimes; offenders who received less than 15 years did not have the option of entering the treatment program.

Conclusion Until the public is better educated about the realities of rape: Rape myths, which still abound in contemporary society and are often a major obstacle the prosecution faces in obtaining a conviction from a jury in acquaintance rape trials, will be perpetuated Lack of funding for the training of police and prosecutors will continue Rape crisis centers will go on suffering from a lack of funding (for staff and services) that severely limits their effectiveness Page 13 The tide of battle in the war against rape by strangers, acquaintances, friends, family, lovers, and mates will not be turned Without further education, all of the above will continue to facilitate the cycle of rape victimization.

Behavior therapy seeks to control and redirect the offender's impulses, but it addresses the action rather than the cause of the behavior. Various forms of psychotherapy are only useful if the offender does, in fact, genuinely want to change. The results of physical castration may be a correlational reflection of the offender's motivation to change rather than a causal result of the removal of the testicles. Chemical castration is temporary, expensive, and prone to side effects, which reverse with the cessation of its administration.

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