Encyclopedia of Rape

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7.22 X 10.3 X 0.55 inches | 1.9 pounds

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About the Author
MERRIL D. SMITH is an independent scholar and author and editor of several books, including Sex without Consent: Rape and Sexual Coercion in America (2001).

"In an exceptional encyclopedia, Smith has created an invaluable, highly accessible guide to terminology, history, and current issues surrounding rape. The alphabetically arranged entries cover the physiological, political, and psychological aspects of rape, and supply biographical sketches of notorious rapists and their victims from ancient times to the present. The language used is at times graphic, and by its nature the volume is intended for adult readers, but entries are written with an unflinching regard for facts, avoiding sensationalism....Users at all levels will find this volume a useful resource for scholarly information on recent high-profile rape cases, and it will also serve as an entry point for further research on rape and its subtopics. Highly recommended. General and academic readers." --Choice

"This carefully researched work will serve as an excellent introduction to the subject for an student. Highly recommended for public, college, and high school libraries." --Library Journal, Starred Review

"The authors' straightforward writing styles contribute greatly to the success of this resource. The one- to two-page entries are written with high-school and college students as well as general readers in mind. Each entry provides a basic overview that often includes references to historical events or people, legislation, or other issues explored in the book. Numerous cross-references, in bold type, supply links to other topics that may be of interest....The ^IEncyclopedia of Rape^R is an excellent general overview of various topics relating to rape. Highly recommended for public, academic, and high-school libraries." --Feminist Collections

"This useful guide is highly relevant to public and academic libraries." --Lawrence Looks at Books

"This timely and useful--though disturbing--volume should have a place in all libraries concerned with women's and criminal justice issues." --Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

"Any college-level collection strong in social issues or women's issues will want to include the invaluable ^IEncyclopedia of Rape^R in their collection." --MBR Bookwatch Donovan's Bookshelf