Preventing the “Second Rape”

  title={Preventing the “Second Rape”},
  author={Rebecca Campbell and Sharon M. Wasco and Courtney E. Ahrens and Tracy Sefl and Holly E. Barnes},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={1239 - 1259}
Although prevention efforts aimed at eliminating the occurrence of sexual assault are clearly needed, it is also important to consider how we can prevent further trauma among those already victimized. Prior research suggests that rape survivors may experience victim-blaming treatment from system personnel (termed secondary victimization or the second rape). This research examined how postassault contact with community systems exacerbated rape victims' psychological and physical health distress… 

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