ERIC Number: ED470572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Mar-28
Acquaintance Rape of College Students. Problem-Oriented Guides for Police Series.
Guides in this series summarize knowledge about how police can reduce the harm caused by specific crime and disorder problems. They are guides to prevention, not to investigating offenses of handling incidents. This guide focuses on rape of college students by acquaintances. It is estimated that almost 25% of college women have been victims of rape or attempted rape since the age of 14. Some features of the college environment may contribute to high rate rapes among women college students. Stranger rape of college women is less common than acquaintance rape. Fewer than 5% of college women who are victims of rape or attempted rate report it to police, but about two-thirds tell someone. In a community policing contexts, police can help reduce the incidence of acquaintance rape. The guide contains these sections: (1) "The Problem of Acquaintance Rape of College Students"; (2) "Understanding Your Local Problem"; and (3) "Responses to the Problem of Acquaintance Rape of College Students." An appendix contains a summary of responses to acquaintance rape of college students. (Contains 71 endnotes and 35 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Acquaintance Rape, College Students, Crime, Dating (Social), Females, Females, Higher Education, Prevention, School Safety
For full text: http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/e03021472.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
Note: Produced by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.