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Date Rape

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Date Rape on College Campuses:

I.Introduction of ourselves and our project to the class.
a.We will tell the class a little bit about ourselves and then give a brief overview of what we will be discussing within the class time period. b.We will tell the class some shocking statistics concerning date rape on college campuses. II.Rape

a.Legal definition of rape.
i.Definition of what rape is has proven to be a complicated process- changed through out history. ii.The definition of rape according to the FBI is the "carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will". iii.Pennsylvania Crime Code 18 Pa.C.S., the act is considered rape if taken: 1."by forcible compulsion, by threat of forcible compulsion that would prevent resistance by a person of reasonable resolution, who is unconscious or where the person knows that the complainant is unaware that the sexual intercourse is occurring, where the person has substantially impaired the complainant's power to appraise or control his or her conduct by administering or employing without the knowledge of the complainant, drugs, intoxicants or other means for the purpose of preventing resistance, or who suffers from a mental disability which renders the complainant incapable of consent" b.Prevalence of rape.

i.National Crime Victimization-, less than half are even reported, and among young women, the group four times most likely to be victimized, the prevalence of reporting is the smallest. ii.There were 209,880 victims of rape in 2004 alone.

III. Acquaintance rape
a.Question: What images come to mind when you think of a rapist? b.What it date rape?
i.2/3 of all rapes are committed by someone known to the victim, and in 2004 it was broken up to 47% of perpetrators being a friend or acquaintance of the victim, 17% an intimate partner and 3% a relative. ii.It is the least likely to be reported- stigma and problems with victim blaming. IV.College Acquaintance/Date rape

a.Mary Koss Study
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