By Carolyn Hoyle, Richard Young
This leading edge assortment offers unique theoretical and empirical learn on legal victimization. the 1st a part of the publication demanding situations stereotypical conceptions of victimization, targeting non-traditional sufferers of crime, resembling male sufferers of household violence, sufferers of male-on-male rape, institutional sufferers and the "victim-offenders" who're recipients of IRA punishment beatings. the second one a part of the amount considers felony justice responses to victimization. Chapters research the views of sufferers who get involved in court docket, probation and restorative methods. This publication will extra debate on how we conceptualize sufferers and their applicable position within the felony justice procedure.
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The degree of intimacy that existed between the victim and perpetrator and the extent of violence used, all were factors which determined the ability and willingness of victims to define their experiences as rape. In circumstances where the victim knew the perpetrator, victims tended not to initially define their experiences as rape, particularly if the relationship had included consensual sex in the past or if the victim had agreed to some level of sexual intimacy (but not anal penetration) at the time of the assault.
21 See R Hood and K Joyce, ‘Three Generations: Oral Testimonies on Crime and Social Change in London’s East End’ (1999) 39 British Journal of Criminology 136–60, 139. 28 Stephanie Allen support services22—were recruited, as well as those who had not. By targeting men who had not sought professional help the sample generated was considerably wider than those used by the majority of existing studies in this area. 23 Recruitment sites also included a sexual health clinic and a variety of support services available to victims in the aftermath of rape.
However, given that male victims of rape are a largely hidden population, the sample selection was constrained by the impossibility of generating a random or representative group. A different approach was needed. The sample selection strategy was informed by the literature on female rape victims. 21 To achieve this, I sought particularly to find men who were ‘biographically diverse’—heterosexual, homosexual and bi-sexual men, men with varying histories of previous sexual assault and men from a variety of social groups.
New Visions of Crime Victims by Carolyn Hoyle, Richard Young