Discovering Human Sexuality 4e Chapter 16 Learning Objectives

1. Define the different categories of rape and summarize statistics describing victims, perpetrators, and sexual assault reporting.

Textbook Reference: What Is Sexual Assault?

2. Review sexual assault types, prevalence, and contributing factors in university/college settings. Summarize challenges administrators face in addressing campus sexual assaults, and describe common campus policies related to sexual assault.

Textbook Reference: Sexual Assaults in College Are Becoming Less Common

3. Describe drugs used to facilitate rapes and sexual assaults, and explain why alcohol is the drug most commonly involved in sexual assaults.

Textbook Reference: Sexual Assaults in College Are Becoming Less Common

4. Explain the impact of rape on the physical and psychological well-being of victims, considering differences among female, male, and LGBT victims. Outline how some of these negative effects can be mitigated through treatment.

Textbook Reference: Sexual Assault Can Have Severe Effects on the Victim

5. Identify specific steps young men can take to help prevent sexual violence.

Textbook Reference: Sexual Assault Can Have Severe Effects on the Victim

6. Describe the evolution of rape laws and victims’ rights in the United States.

Textbook Reference: Rape Laws Have Become More Protective of Victims

7. Outline the typical consequences for men who have committed rapes and describe the effectiveness of treatment programs.

Textbook Reference: Rape Laws Have Become More Protective of Victims; Intervention Programs Are of Uncertain Value

8. Discuss theories about why men rape, and outline the characteristics that distinguish rapists from non-rapists.

Textbook Reference: Why Do Men Rape?

9. Profile perpetrators and victims of intimate partner violence in the United States and discuss changes in the prevalence of intimate partner violence over time.

Textbook Reference: Intimate Partner Violence Is a Crime with Many Names

10. Describe the escalating cycle of intimate partner violence within some relationships and explain why victims may stay in abusive relationships.

Textbook Reference: Intimate Partner Violence Is a Crime with Many Names

11. Explain the different forms sexual harassment takes and factors that place people at risk for sexual harassment.

Textbook Reference: Sexual Harassment Occurs in Many Environments

12. Discuss the effects of sexual harassment on victims and outline steps people can take to stop it.

Textbook Reference: Sexual Harassment Occurs in Many Environments

13. Review the major forms of stalking and describe the motivations for each.

Textbook Reference: There Are Three Kinds of Stalkers