Rape by someone you know : a personal account : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
The experience of acquaintance rape and assault is examined from both a personal and factual perspective. Designed to educate other students about acquaintance rape and assault, this thesis utilizes information gained from ten victims' experiences. An informal study was conducted to determine the similarities of acquaintance rape victims' attacks. Insight on their experiences was obtained through the use of a questionnaire and either telephone or personal interviews. The author also discusses the myths, perceptions, emotions and after-effects of acquaintance rape/assault. Suggestions are provided to help others learn effective strategies in preventing an acquaintance rape and assault from occurring.