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Chapter 18 Learning Objectives

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1. Define the different categories of rape and profile the average victim and perpetrator.


Textbook Reference: What Is Rape? pp. 579–581


2. Review the forms, prevalence, and contributing factors to date rape, particularly in a university setting. Describe the relevance and implications of the toxicology study that evaluated the presence of date rape drugs in the urine of rape victims.


Textbook Reference: College Rapes Are Common, pp. 581–585


3. Survey the impact of rape on the physical and psychological well-being of the victim; then discuss how some of these negative effects be mitigated through treatment.


Textbook Reference: Rape Can Have Severe Ill Effects on the Victim, pp. 585–591


4. Design a brochure for young men that outlines what they can do to prevent sexual violence against women.


Textbook Reference: Rape Can Have Severe Ill Effects on the Victim, pp. 585–591


5. Describe the evolution of rape laws and the rights of victims in the United States and discuss what happens to men who rape.


Textbook Reference: Rape Laws Have Become More Protective of Victims, pp. 590–591


6. Discuss the theories as to why men rape and outline the characteristics that differentiate rapists from non-rapists.


Textbook Reference: Why Do Men Rape? pp. 591–593


7. Review the forms, prevalence, and prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace.


Textbook Reference: Sexual Harassment Occurs in Many Environments, pp. 595–599


8. Discuss the effects of sexual harassment on the victim and outline the steps that can be taken to end it.


Textbook Reference: Sexual Harassment Occurs in Many Environments, pp. 595–599


9. Review the major forms of stalking behavior and their apparent underlying motivations.


Textbook Reference: There Are Three Kinds of Stalkers, pp. 599–600


10. Provide a profile of a victim of intimate partner violence and discuss how common this problem is today in America.


Textbook Reference: Intimate Partner Violence Is a Crime with Many Names, pp. 600–604


11. Describe the tragic spiral of behaviors that leads to ever-worsening domestic abuse within some relationships and the theories that have been proposed to account for this type of violence.


Textbook Reference: Intimate Partner Violence Is a Crime with Many Names, pp. 600–604


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