Handbook of Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault Prevention

  • William T. O'Donohue
  • Paul A. Schewe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Theories of Sexual Assault

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sasha N. Canan, Mark A. Levand
      Pages 3-16
    3. Mark Huppin, Neil M. Malamuth, Daniel Linz
      Pages 17-44
  3. Culture and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Sheila M. McMahon
      Pages 47-53
    3. Lorraine T. Benuto, Frances Gonzalez, Jena Casas, Rory Newlands, Brian D. Leany
      Pages 55-68
    4. Sheila M. McMahon
      Pages 69-77
    5. John D. Foubert, Will Blanchard, Michael Houston, Richard R. Williams Jr.
      Pages 109-127
    6. Ana J. Bridges
      Pages 129-149
  4. Risk Factors of Sexual Victimization and Perpetration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Ebru Yucel, Nicole Cantor, Meredith Joppa, D. J. Angelone
      Pages 177-194
    3. Emily R. Mouilso, Lauren F. Wilson
      Pages 195-209
    4. Terri L. Messman-Moore, Selime R. Salim
      Pages 211-227
    5. William L. Marshall, Liam E. Marshall
      Pages 229-239
    6. Michelle L. Wojcik, Bonnie S. Fisher
      Pages 241-256
  5. Victimology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Kimberly A. Arditte Hall, Ellen T. Healy, Tara E. Galovski
      Pages 277-292
    3. Emily R. Dworkin, Heidi J. Ojalehto, Charlotte D. Brill, Skye Fitzpatrick, Michele A. Bedard-Gilligan, Debra Kaysen
      Pages 293-307
    4. Prachi H. Bhuptani, Terri L. Messman-Moore
      Pages 309-322
    5. Allie Mann, Amy E. Naugle
      Pages 323-335
    6. Lori A. Zoellner, Ifrah S. Sheikh, Rosemary W. Walker, Peter Rosencrans, Natalia M. Garcia, Elizabeth H. Marks et al.
      Pages 337-352
    7. Brittney M. Holcomb, Colin T. Mahoney, Steven R. Lawyer
      Pages 369-380
  6. Prevention and Intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. Sarah McMahon, Leila Wood, Julia Cusano
      Pages 383-397
    3. Emily F. Wood, Kristina J. Rikkonen, Deborah Davis
      Pages 399-421
    4. Daniel R. Szoke, Holly Hazlett-Stevens
      Pages 469-484
  7. Sexual Assault and the Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 535-535
    2. William T. O’Donohue
      Pages 537-549
    3. Peter O. Rerick, Tyler N. Livingston, Deborah Davis
      Pages 551-571
    4. Katharine Tellis, Cassia Spohn
      Pages 573-590
  8. Special Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 659-659
    2. Adam M. Messinger, Sarah Koon-Magnin
      Pages 661-674
    3. Gabriela López, Elizabeth A. Yeater, Ryan S. Ross, Kristen N. Vitek
      Pages 675-691
    4. Kimberly A. Tyler, James D. Wright
      Pages 693-707
    5. Michelle L. Bourgeois, Brian P. Marx
      Pages 709-720

About this book


This timely handbook provides in-depth overviews of the myriad and multi-faceted issues surrounding sexual assault and its pervasiveness in today’s culture. Drawing for multiple viewpoints and experts, the book is divided into seven comprehensive sections, covering such topics as risk factors, varying theoretical frameworks, prevention and intervention, and special populations. Within these sections the authors provide historical background as well as the latest research, and offer treatment outcomes and potentials.

Selected topics covered in this book include:

  • Feminist theories of sexual assault
  • Social and economic factors surrounding sexual violence
  • Mental, physiological, physical, and functional health concerns of victims, including PTSD
  • Major categories of sexual offenders
  • Treatment of sexual assault survivors in the LGBTQ+ community
  • Procedural processes related to sexual assault investigation and adjudication within the criminal justice system

The Handbook of Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault Prevention is a vital book that will appeal to a broad spectrum of students, researchers, practitioners, and clinicians in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, community mental health, and sociology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William T. O'Donohue
    • 1
  • Paul A. Schewe
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of NevadaRenoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Criminology, Law, and JusticeUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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