Patterns in Forcible Rape
, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971.
The information in this book is based on a study of forcible rape cases recorded by the Philadelphia Police Department during 1958 and 1960.
A variety of data on variables including race, age, marital status, employment, etc. of rapists and victims is presented and discussed.
Fighting Back, How to Cope with the Medical
Emotional and Legal Consequences of Rape
, New York: MacMillan, 1978.
This was written by a woman who was raped; she points out some of the horrors, but also the help that rape victims receive. State rape laws are summarized individually.
Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape
, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1975.
Perhaps the best and most complete study on rape available. A large portion of this book is devoted to the historical data regarding rape.
Burgess, Ann Wolbert and Lynda Lytle Holstrom,
, Bowie, Maryland: Robert J. Brady, 1974.
This book provides insights into the needs of victims, the motivation of offenders and institutional problems in dealing with rape.
Chappell, Duncan, Robley Geis, and Gilbert Geis, Eds.,
Forcible Rape: The Crime, the Victim and the Offender
, New York: Columbia University Press, 1977.
A collection of published articles by various authors covering different topics related to rape.
Connell, Noreen and Cassandra Wilson, Eds., New York Radical Feminists,
Rape: The First Sourcebook for Women
, New York: New American Library, 1974.
Contains transcripts of consciousness raising sessions with women discussing rape plus speeches made at a rape conference held in New York in 1971.
Gager, Nancy and Cathleen Shurr,
Sexual Assault: Confronting
Rape in America
, New York: Grosset and Dunlop, 1976.
This is a good book to read to gain a general understanding of nearly every aspect of rape.
Gagnon, John H. and William Simon, “Sexual Encounters Between Adults and Children,” Distributed by Sex Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS), 1855 Broadway, New York, 1970.
Gagnon, John H. and William Simon, “The Social Meaning of Prison Homosexuality,” Distributed by Sex Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS), 1855 Broadway, New York.
This article discusses male and female sexual responses to imprisonment.
The Rape Victim
, New York: Basic Books, 1976.
An overview is provided here of the crime of rape plus five articles with detailed guidelines to victims and those with whom they come in contact following a sexual assault.
Holmstrom, Lynda L. and Ann Wolbert Burgess,
The Victim of
Rape: Institutional Reactions
, New York: John Wiley, 1978.
This is a study of 146 persons admitted to Boston City Hospital in a one-year period with a rape complaint. The authors interviewed the victims immediately after the complaint was made and followed them through the entire court process.
Horos, Carol V.,
, New Canaan, CT: Toby Publishing Co., 1974.
This book discusses research related to rape victims and rapists as well as outlines self defense procedures and what to do following an assault. What a victim can expect from the police and courts is also described.
Sanford, Linda Tschirhart and Ann Fetter,
In Defense of
Ourselves, a Rape Prevention Handbook for Women
, New York: Doubleday, 1977.
An excellent book that could also be used by students; it contains many photographs showing self defense techniques and verbal exercises for improving self concept.
How to Say No to a Rapist and Survive
, New York: Random House, 1975.
Very concrete suggestions are offered on how to extricate oneself from a rapist’s clutches. The author refuted all the usual methods generally advocated as ways of preventing rape.
Wheeler, Stanton, “Sex Offenses: A Sociological Critique,”
Law and Contemporary Problems
, Spring, 1960.
This article discusses characteristics of different kinds of sex offenders and their criminal career history.
———, Forcible Rape, Final Project Report by the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, United States Department of Justice, March 1978.
This report was undertaken to increase the effectiveness of the police, prosecution, and legislators in dealing with the crime of rape. It summarizes extensive data collected from police and prosecutors as well as from rape victims and offenders.