Unsafe in the Ivory Tower : The Sexual Victimization of College Women, by Bonnie S. Fisher
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- ISBN: 9781412954778 | 1412954770
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 11/24/2009
This text presents two interrelated perspectives of sexual victimization on college campuses. First, it discusses the nature and dimensions of a salient social problem: the sexual victimization of college women. Second, it discusses how scholars have participated in this movement to understand the origins, nature, extent, and ways to prevent the sexual victimization, especially on college campuses. Essentially, the aim of this text is to be a conduit through which students will learn much about the nature of victimization and much about the way in which criminologists, victimologists, and social scientists conduct research that informs theory and policy debates.Features:Presents two stories of sexual victimization on college campuses: the nature and dimensions of the social problem and the research of scholars who hope to prevent sexual assault on campusesOffers students the opportunity to learn detailed information about the important issue of sexual vicitimization, and broad lessons about ideology and science, methodology and theory, and basic knowledge and policyIntegrates rich, up-to-date data and current research and theory