Secondary Victimization of Rape Victims: Insights From Mental Health Professionals Who Treat Survivors of Violence

@article{Campbell1999SecondaryVO,
  title={Secondary Victimization of Rape Victims: Insights From Mental Health Professionals Who Treat Survivors of Violence},
  author={Rebecca Campbell and Sheela Raja},
  journal={Violence and Victims},
  year={1999},
  volume={14},
  pages={261 - 275}
}
Rape victims may turn to the legal, medical, and mental health systems for assistance, but there is a growing body of literature indicating that many survivors are denied help by these agencies. What help victims do receive often leaves them feeling revictimized. These negative experiences have been termed “the second rape” or “secondary victimization.” If indeed secondary victimization occurs, then these issues may be raised in rape survivors’ mental health treatment. In the current study… 

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