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NOW - Rape in the Military


NOW - Rape in the Military

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Currently, 1/3 of women in the military say they have experienced sexual harassment.  Many women in the military have experienced what we've come to call Military Sexual Trauma (MST).  This site provides video, statistics, as well as other types of information about the problem of rape in the military. 
Material Type: Case Study
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: May 17, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 10, 2015
Keywords: sexual harrassment, sexual assualt, rape, military sexual trauma, military


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
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Technical Requirements: Adobe Flash player needed to view video
Language: English
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Avatar for Vera Kennedy
7 weeks ago

Vera Kennedy (Faculty)

Content provides a case study and demographic data on the social problem of rape and sexual assault in the military. The topic is sensitive and will require a disclaimer when introducing the lesson. This is a relevant topic for both social problems and deviance courses. Students have an opportunity to use this material for in class or online disucssion and develop reaction responses evaluating personal and social assumptions about sexual assault against actual crime statistics. Additionally, the videos and supporting data may be analyzed by students using the theoretical paradigms on deviance (e.g. labeling theory, control theory, strain theory, etc.). Basic computer and navigation skills are required to access and play the materials.

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