Sexual Assault in the Military

  title={Sexual Assault in the Military},
  author={Carl Andrew Castro and Sara Kintzle and Ashley Schuyler and Carrie L Lucas and Christopher H. Warner},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
Military sexual assault is a pervasive problem throughout the military services, despite numerous initiatives to end it. No doubt the military’s lack of progress stems from the complexity of sexual assaults, yet in order to develop effective strategies and programs to end sexual assault, deep understanding and appreciation of these complexities are needed. In this paper, we describe the root causes and numerous myths surrounding sexual assault, the military cultural factors that may… 
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    Journal of trauma & dissociation : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation
  • 2011
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