When granny is the wolf: Understanding and approaching college-aged female victims of acquaintance rape

Charlene Lam, Brenda Roman

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College is generally felt to be an exciting time in the lives of young people; however, some college-aged students find themselves in difficult situations. For young women especially, acquaintance rape in the college years is a risk. While men can also be victims of sexual assault, it is far more common for women to be victimized. This article reviews the literature of acquaintance rape, including situational risk factors, perpetrator characteristics, and victim characteristics, as well as strategies to prevent revictimization, utilizing a female victim as the composite case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-26
Number of pages9
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2009


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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