Health

US redefines rape to count more people as victims

(AP) -- The Obama administration says it is expanding the FBI's more than eight-decade-old definition of rape to reflect a better understanding of the crime and to broaden protections.

Health

What predicts teen partner rape?

If teen partner rape could be predicted, it could be better prevented. Social scientists from Michigan State University are helping close that gap by identifying risk factors linked to sexual violence in young women's first ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Emotional rape victims seen as more believable

Distressed rape complainants are perceived to be more credible than those who control their emotions, a University of Queensland study has found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Follow the leader' mentality a hallmark of gang rape

Physically violent rapes by multiple perpetrators are most frequently carried out by groups in which a strong leader is able to influence the behavior of followers, new research shows.

Other

Using feminist theory to understand male rape

Decades of feminist research have framed rape and sexual assault as a 'women's issue', leaving little room for the experiences of male victims. But a new study published in the Journal of Gender Studies suggests that feminist ...

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