xiv, 230 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
9781412954761 cloth alkaline paper 1412954762 cloth alkaline paper 9781412954778 paperback alkaline paper 1412954770 paperback alkaline paper
"Unsafe in the Ivory Tower examines the nature and dimensions of a salient social problem - the sexual victimization of female college students today, and how women respond when they are, in fact, sexually victimized. The authors discuss the research that scholars have conducted to illuminate the origins and extent of this controversial issue, as well as what can be done to prevent it. Students and other interested readers learn about the nature of victimization while simultaneously gaining an understanding of the ways in which criminologists, victimologists, and social scientists conduct research that informs theory and policy debates." "This supplemental text is ideal for courses such as Sex Crimes, Violence and Abuse, Victimology, Gender and Crime, Sociology of Violence, Sociology of Women, and the Sociology of Sex and Gender in departments of criminology, criminal justice, sociology, and women's studies. It is also useful for those involved in studying or creating public policy related to this issue and for those interested in sexual victimization on campuses generally."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-217) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
1. The discovery of sexual victimization 2. Beyond the culture wars : the measurement of sexual victimization 3. The risk of rape : unsafe in the ivory tower? 4. Beyond rape : the pervasiveness of sexual victimization 5. It happened again : sexual revictimization 6. Victim secrets : acknowledging and reporting sexual victimization 7. Being pursued : the stalking of female students 8. Creating safe havens : preventing sexual victimization.