spousal rape

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Rape of a woman by her husband or common law partner, which is often part of battered wife syndrome

spousal rape

Forensic medicine Rape by a husband or common law partner, a violent crime and a component of battered wife syndrome. See Assault, Date rape, Domestic violence, Rape.
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8 billion each year is the cost of intimate partner rape, sexual assault and stalking.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "The costs of intimate partner rape, physical assault, and stalking exceed $5.
Sack, Intimate Partner Rape, supra note 17, at 547 (noting that in approximately forty to forty-five percent of battering relationships, the perpetrator sexually assaults or forces sex upon his partner); see Eskow, supra note 35, at 688 ("While Russell offers compelling reasons for analytically separating marital rape from the larger domestic violence context, one cannot ignore the aspects of domestic violence that infiltrate many sexually abusive relationships.
Sack, Intimate Partner Rape, supra note 17, at 548 (stating that women who are subject to battering rape are subject to more serious physical abuse and are at a greater risk of homicide).
343, 343 (1990); see Sack, Intimate Partner Rape, supra note 17, at 549 (noting that, historically, the law did not recognize a man's behavior in raping his wife as potentially criminal).
Her topics include making sexual assault visible in domestic violence, the social context and criminal justice response, the research strategy, contextualizing intimate partner rape, and the control context.
Similar condi- tions explain child sexual assault; child exposure to domestic violence; intimate partner violence; and acquaintance, date and partner rape in Lane County.
Similarly, perpetrators of acquaintance, date and partner rape and battering in Lane County are overwhelmingly male.
Alarmingly, a 2000 National Violence Against Women Survey by the National Institute of Justice stated that the rate of reported intimate partner rape for Native American Women is over twice that for white or African American women.
As a community member that lives, works, and raises my family in the [Yankton Sioux] community, we're very much aware of the level of domestic violence, sexual abuse, incest, and partner rape that is occurring," says Charon Asetoyer, Executive Director of the Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center.
The health care cost of intimate partner rape, physical assault and stalking totals $5.
Women survivors of acquaintance, date, or partner rapes, however, tend to engage in more self-blame and are less likely to label their experiences as rape when compared with those who experienced stranger rapes (Koss & Kilpatrick, 2001).