Criminology 2-12-08

Criminology 2-12-08 - Victim Precipitated Forcible Rape...

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Victim Precipitated Forcible Rape Conventional wisdom o Rape victims = “true victims” Innocent Passive Have no active role to play in victimization o Problem Close examination of empirical evidence (case files) reveals “reciprocal action” between perps and vics Meaning matters!!! (There is an interpretive process going on) Rapes, like other crimes, are the product of social interaction Complementary partner o If the victim is not solely responsible for what becomes an unfortunate event, at least she is often a complementary partner.” Let’s be clear o Definition: Precipitation “Quick, hurried action” Not “provocation” Not “seduction” Victim precipitation Behavior of victim is interpreted by the offender as: o Direct invitation for sexual relations; or o Sex possible if offender is persistent enough Victim precipitation o Act of commission, or… Agreeing to drink with offender Agreeing to go home with offender
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