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Sexual Assault and Harassment in America
Examining the Facts
by Sarah Koon-Magnin
May 2022, 197pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, ABC-CLIO

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7655-4
$65, £49, 57€, A88
eBook Available: 978-1-4408-7656-1
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According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one out of five American women has experienced attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.

This wide-ranging resource uses evidence-based documentation to examine claims and beliefs—and provide the facts—about sexual assault and harassment and other forms of sexual violence in the United States.

Each title in the Contemporary Debates series examines the veracity of controversial claims or beliefs surrounding a major political/cultural issue in the United States. They do so to give readers a clear and unbiased understanding of current issues by informing them about falsehoods, half-truths, and misconceptions—and confirming the factual validity of other assertions—that have gained traction in America’s political and cultural discourse. Ultimately, this series has been crafted to give readers the tools for a fuller understanding of issues, events, policies, and laws that occupy center stage in American life and politics.

This volume in the series addresses the issue of sexual violence in the U.S. It includes chapters devoted to quantifying the extent of the problems of sexual assault and harassment; demographic groups most likely to experience sexual violence; physical, emotional, and societal impacts of sexual assault; how investigations of sex-related charges are conducted; laws and policies pertaining to both victims and offenders; and sexual violence prevention and response services outside of the criminal justice system.

Features

  • Features an easy-to-navigate question-and-answer format
  • Uses quantifiable data from respected sources as the foundation for examining every issue
  • Provides readers with leads to conduct further research in extensive Further Reading sections for each entry
  • Examines claims and positions held by individuals and groups of all political backgrounds and ideologies
Sarah Koon-Magnin is associate professor of political science and criminal justice at the University of South Alabama. Koon-Magnin is a member of the American Society of Criminology, the Division on Women and Crime, the College of Arts & Sciences' Gender Studies Committee, and the University of South Alabama’s Violence Prevention Alliance. Her published work deals with sex offender legislation, the experience of sexual assault victimization, and responses to sexual violence. She has published in such journals as the Journal of Criminal Justice, Violence and Victims, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Sex Roles, and Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Contemporary Debates



Each title in the Contemporary Debates series examines the veracity of controversial claims or beliefs surrounding a major political/cultural issue in the United States. The purpose of the series is to give readers a clear and unbiased understanding of current issues by informing them about falsehoods, half-truths, and misconceptions—and confirming the factual validity of other assertions—that have gained traction in America's political and cultural discourse. Ultimately, this series gives readers the tools for a fuller understanding of controversial issues, policies, and laws that occupy center stage in American life and politics.
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