Victims of Sexual Assault and Abuse: Incidence and psychological dimensions

Victims of Sexual Assault and Abuse: Incidence and psychological dimensions

Number of page: 719
Author: edited by Michele Antoinette Paludi, Florence Denmark
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031337970
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Category: Family & Relationships

The statistics on sexual abuse in the United States suggest that such crimes are perceived as socially acceptable, despite laws to the contrary. Thirty percent of women are battered at least once in their adult lives, while four million girls and women are trafficked annually. Seventy-five percent of employed battered women are harassed at their jobs by abusive husbands or lovers and half of them are murdered by these mates. At least twenty percent of women have been victimized by incest .

About The Author

“b>Michele A. Paludi is president of Human Resources Management Solutions and participating faculty at Union Graduate College, Schenectady, NY. Paludi is series editor for Praeger's Women's Psychology and Women and Careers in Management.
Florence L. Denmark is Robert S. Pace Distinguished Research Professor and adjunct professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, NY.