date rape


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date rape

n. forcible sexual intercourse by a male acquaintance of a woman, during a voluntary social engagement in which the woman did not intend to submit to the sexual advances and resisted the acts by verbal refusals, denials or pleas to stop, and/or physical resistance. The fact that the parties knew each other or that the woman willingly accompanied the man are not legal defenses to a charge of rape, although one Pennsylvania decision ruled that there had to be some actual physical resistance. (See: rape)

date rape

noun acquaintance rape, committing a rape while on a date, forced sexual intercourse on a date, forceful penetration while on a date, forcible rape on a date, sexual assault and rape while on a date
Associated concepts: consent, incapacitation, marital rape, physical resistance, sexual assault

date rape

RAPE occurring after the victim and offender have met socially.
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no registration number, mark or any other means that could be used to identify the respondents) and the questions included those that focus on sociodemographic characteristics, awareness of date rape, knowledge of health effects of date rape, perceptions relating to date rape, prevalence of date rape, experiences of ladies who were survivors of date rape as well as their help-seeking behaviour.
The date rape prevention product has been displayed on the NBC today show, November 2012 topic of Cosmopolitan magazine in the Toronto Star.
Blind testing was then carried out: 50 drinks were randomly spiked with date rape drugs, with the researchers unaware of which glasses contained the drugs.
According to the report, almost two per cent of female students in Nicosia aged between 18 and 24 have suffered date rape.
Date rape occurs with startling frequency on college campuses, and seems to be perpetuated by rape-tolerant attitudes held by the college males (McDonald & Kline, 2004).
Now it has emerged that 15 plastic containers recovered from the allotment in Wagtail Terrace, Craghead, contained one and a half kilos of the drug GHB, known to have been used in date rapes.
Det Insp Iain Grant, of Solihull CID, said over the past six months officers had received a number of allegations of date rape where drinks had allegedly been spiked with Rohypnol or similar drugs.
Jenni, 29, who plays club owner Heather Bellshaw, will highlight the rise in the crime by portraying a victim at the first Scottish conference on date rape drugs on Friday.
Halifax--This fall, 2004, along with reading, writing and arithmetic, Nova Scotia students will learn all about sex, condoms, date rape and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
An Irish People investigation has found the most common date rape drug, Rohypnol, is still on sale illegally in Dublin for as little as EUR5 a tablet.
They may be taking recreational drugs and suffering date rape more frequently than most college students.
Past research has shown that date rape is a crime that is committed with surprising frequency, particularly on college campuses, and that college men may hold a number of rape-tolerant attitudes that make this crime more likely.