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Author Benedict, Jeff.

Title Athletes and acquaintance rape / Jeffrey R. Benedict
Published Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications, [1998]


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 MELB  364.15320973 Ben/Aaa  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 104 pages : portrait ; 24 cm
Series Sage series on violence against women ; v. 8
Sage series on violence against women ; v. 8
Contents The subculture -- Massachusetts v. Marcus Webb -- Victoria C. v. The Cincinnati Bengals -- Indiana v. Mike G. Tyson
Summary In an age of sports hero idolatry, it is essential to understand the relationship between male athletes and violence against women. Athletes and Acquaintance Rape unravels the controversy of this topic by focusing on three high-profile cases involving professional athletes who have been charged with sexual assault. Jeffrey R. Benedict provides a brief history on each athlete and traces the chronology of events leading up to the charges of sexual assault and the results of those charges. By examining specific aspects of the professional athlete's life, Benedict reveals a climate predisposed to committing violence against women, moreover, he exposes a system that provides star athletes with protection from punishment and conviction. This book will prove useful for academics, practitioners, and students in several fields, including sociology, psychology, gender studies, law, sport management, educational administration, violence against women, and family violence
Notes Bibliography: p97-99. _ Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical referenes (pages 97-99) and index
Subject Acquaintance rape -- United States -- Case studies.
Athletes -- Sexual behavior -- United States -- Case studies.
Rape -- Investigation -- United States -- Case studies.
Trials (Rape) -- United States -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
LC no. 97045340
ISBN 0761909664 (cloth : alk. paper)
0761909672 (paperback: alk. paper)