The Psychological Impact of Rape Victims’ Experiences With the Legal, Medical, and Mental Health Systems

@inproceedings{Campbell2008ThePI,
  title={The Psychological Impact of Rape Victims’ Experiences With the Legal, Medical, and Mental Health Systems},
  author={R. Campbell},
  year={2008}
}
This review article examines rape victims’ experiences seeking postassault assistance from the legal, medical, and mental health systems and how those interactions impact their psychological well-being. This literature suggests that although some rape victims have positive, helpful experiences with social system personnel, for many victims, postassault help seeking becomes a “second rape,” a secondary victimization to the initial trauma. Most reported rapes are not prosecuted, victims treated… Expand
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