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Review handouts for Exam 3 - Women and Crime CCJ 4670...

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CCJ 4670 REVIEW FOR EXAM 3 Review the Key Terms at the end of each chapter. Chapter 8 – Rape 1. Describe the perceptions of former slaves regarding the issue of interracial sex according to Fay Yarbrough. a. They viewed the relations between slaves and the whites as coercive or exploitative. b. Relationships between blacks and Indians were perceived as more equal and consensual. 2. Describe the reasons why African American women may be less likely to report incidents of rape. a. They were given little or no attention by the larger society b. Failure to recognize the sexual violent acts because it’s a common thing. c. A distrust of the authorities 3. Describe the publication of Menachem Amir’s of 1971. a. Investigation of victim-precipitated crime b. “Women’s complicity in their own victimization was strongly influenced by psychoanalytical thinking that still dominated this period.” 4. Describe Brownmiller and Griffin’s conception of rape. a. A series of acts along a continuum; seen as the ‘little rapes’ that ranged from teasing and innuendos to making unwelcome sexual advances. 5. Know the percentage of women in college who reported experiencing an attempted or a completed rape in college, according to the CDC. a. 20-25% in college 6. Know when college students are especially vulnerable to rape. a. Heavy drinking 7. Describe typical rape myths. a. Most claims are false; women feel guilty about sex and redefine the situation later. b. Rape happens only to bad women such as prostitutes. c. Unconsciously, women want to be raped. d. Most rapes are committed by a stranger in a dark alley. e. When women say no, they mean yes. f. Woman’s wearing of seductive clothes and acting in a flirtatious manner sets her up for an attack that she somehow deserves. g. Rapes are impulsive acts committed by men unable to control their passions. h. Rapes are often interracial crimes committed against white victims. i. Rape is caused by male deviance and pathology. 8. Define victim blaming, and discuss the processes (e.g., internalizing blame, tendency to empathize, countertendency to attach stigma) of victim blaming and its appeal. a. Victim blaming – fundamental tendency to hold the downtrodden or underdogs of society responsible for creating their own distress. b. Because of the reciprocity involved, the victim tends to internalize the blame attached to his or her condition (“I have failed”), and the negativity may become a self-fulfilling prophecy (I am a tainted person”). c. We have a tendency to put ourselves in the place of someone who is suffering; there is the countertendency to believe that the unfortunate victim in some sense merited his or her fate. 9.
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