Athletes and Acquaintance Rape

by Jeffrey R. Benedict

Part of the SAGE Series on Violence against Women Series

Athletes and Acquaintance Rape Synopsis

This book takes a provocative look at specific aspects of professional athletic life that contribute to a climate favourable to athletes sexually assaulting women - a climate which also protects offenders from conviction and punishment. The book focuses on three high-profile incidents, and concludes that the problem is generated more by celebrity than athletic prowess: jurors are unable to reach an unbiased verdict because the athletes are held in such high esteem by the public.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780761909668
Publication date: 15th June 1998
Author: Jeffrey R. Benedict
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 120 pages
Categories: Social work, Crime & criminology,

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