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“I Have Heard Horrible Stories . . .”

“I Have Heard Horrible Stories . . .” This study explores rape victim advocates' perceptions of the revictimization of rape victims by the police and medical system. Most of the previous research on revictimization focuses on either victims or members of the criminal justice, legal, medical, or mental health systems. The current study provides a more complete picture of victims' possible revictimization by the police and medical system through in-depth interviews with 47 rape victim advocates in four states who had direct experience with police or medical professionals. Rape victim advocates describe the power wielded by the police and medical system to revictimize rape victims and their own role in attempting to mitigate this revictimization. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Violence Against Women SAGE

“I Have Heard Horrible Stories . . .”

Violence Against Women , Volume 14 (7): 23 – Jul 1, 2008

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SAGE
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Copyright © by SAGE Publications
ISSN
1077-8012
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1552-8448
DOI
10.1177/1077801208320245
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18559867
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Abstract

This study explores rape victim advocates' perceptions of the revictimization of rape victims by the police and medical system. Most of the previous research on revictimization focuses on either victims or members of the criminal justice, legal, medical, or mental health systems. The current study provides a more complete picture of victims' possible revictimization by the police and medical system through in-depth interviews with 47 rape victim advocates in four states who had direct experience with police or medical professionals. Rape victim advocates describe the power wielded by the police and medical system to revictimize rape victims and their own role in attempting to mitigate this revictimization.

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Violence Against WomenSAGE

Published: Jul 1, 2008

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