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Author Skaine, Rosemarie

Title Sexual assault in the U.S. military : the battle within America's Armed Forces / Rosemarie Skaine
Published Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
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Contents Sexual assault in the military and society -- Sexual assault scandals in the military -- Policies and laws -- Jurisdiction and courts -- Women -- Men -- Sexual assaults on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender -- The impact of sexual assault on the military -- Approaches to reduce or eliminate sexual assault in the military -- Appendices -- A. 2014 National Defense Authorization Act: selected sections on sexual assault -- B. Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" -- C. President Obama's charge to the military on sexual assault -- President Obama proclaims June 2015 as LGBT month -- E. President Obama initiates the "It's on Us" campaign -- F. Selected sections of the Uniform Code of Military Justice Law, 1949 -- G. Department of Defense Directive, Number 1304.26, December 21, 1993 (establishing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell")
Summary "Sexual assault has been an aspect of the U.S. military historically and is today widely recognized as a significant problem with far-reaching repercussions. How does sexual assault negatively impact not only the victims themselves but also the U.S. military's strength, readiness, and morale? This book answers these questions and documents the problems with reporting and prosecuting sexual assault complaints within our armed forces, examines the current policy and laws to identify what changes are needed, and analyzes recent efforts to prevent sexual assault. Author Rosemarie Skaine introduces the subject with a historical perspective that covers women, men, gays and lesbians, and non-military personnel as the subjects of sexual assault and provides readers with clear definitions of sexual harassment and sexual assault. The chapters explain how sexual assault negatively affects the military's performance as a whole, thereby serving to undermine national security; and covers preventative approaches and legislation intended to change the current military culture. The book also includes a bibliography, tables of key figures, and footnotes and endnotes that fully document the data presented."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Military offenses -- United States
Rape in the military -- Law and legislation -- United States
Rape in the military -- United States
Sexual minorities -- Crimes against -- United States
Sexual minorities -- Violence against -- United States
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
Military offenses.
Rape in the military -- Law and legislation.
Rape in the military.
Sexual minorities -- Violence against.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Women -- Crimes against
United States -- Armed Forces -- Women -- Violence against
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1440833796 (electronic bk.)
9781440833793 (electronic bk.)