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While it is true that prosecutors should not make charging decisions based solely on the social bias of the jury, there are other legitimate reasons a prosecutor may be unable to proceed with an acquaintance rape case.
NOTEREF _Ref220848217 \h \* MERGEFORMAT) See generally Restorative Justice for Acquaintance Rape, supra note 13 (describing creation of RESTORE).
An acquaintance rapist's DNA might link him to other acquaintance rapes.
109) PEGGY REEVES SANDAY, A WOMAN SCORNED: ACQUAINTANCE RAPE ON TRIAL 281 (1996); see also Mustafa K.
Unacknowledged rape victims distinguish themselves from acknowledged rape victims in a number of ways, including the nature of their rape script (stranger rape script versus acquaintance rape script), the amount of force experienced, the amount of negative affect and feelings of victimization experienced during and after the rape, whether she used alcohol or drugs prior to the rape, and the influence of peers following the rape.
Women in Bachman's sample voluntarily brought up their rapes rather than responded to questions about sexual assault, a strategy that often misses cases of acquaintance rape, especially if a woman answers questions in the presence of the offender, Koss argues.
According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, an Arizona outfit known as RESTORE (Responsibility and Equity for Sexual Transgressions Offering a Restorative Experience) seeks to use restorative justice to adjudicate allegations of acquaintance rape.
Rape is rape; how denial, distortion, and victim blaming are fueling a hidden acquaintance rape crisis.
Victims of acquaintance rape are much more likely to delay reporting the crime, compared to victims of assault by strangers.
Another, called Personal Safety Awareness, was produced in 1999 for 14-to-20-year-old youth; it covers such topics as Internet safety, stalking, sexual harassment, and acquaintance rape.
Sexual assault educators use both the terms date and acquaintance rape, with the latter term emphasizing the fact that the victims of sexual assault typically know the assailant.