Preventing the “Second Rape”

  title={Preventing the “Second Rape”},
  author={R. Campbell and S. Wasco and C. Ahrens and T. Sefl and H. Barnes},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={1239 - 1259}
  • R. Campbell, S. Wasco, +2 authors H. Barnes
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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