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For love of country : confronting rape and sexual harassment in the U.S. military

Author: T S Nelson
Publisher: New York : Haworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press, ©2002.
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Nelson, T.S.
For love of country.
New York : Haworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606835310
Online version:
Nelson, T.S.
For love of country.
New York : Haworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)608211634
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T S Nelson
ISBN: 0789012219 9780789012210 0789012227 9780789012227
OCLC Number: 48131961
Description: xv, 302 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. An introduction to the problem of rape and sexual harassment in the U.S. military. We have met the enemy and the enemy is us. What became of honor? --
Codes of honor and silence --
Times have changed us --
The trauma of rape for service members --
A personal account of abuse in the Army --
The weakest link exposed. The crisis surfaces --
International cases of violence --
Sexual harassment and abuse in times of war --
Cases involving high-ranking military leaders --
Admitting the problem exists --
A personal account of harassment in the Navy. The truth about sexual harassment, rape, and sexual offenders. Understanding sexual harassment --
Rape --
Sexual offenders --
A personal account of harassment in the Air Force --
pt. 2. How the military responds to sexual harassment and rape. Assessing the problem. Number of cases reported --
Conviction rates and sentencing --
Cases examples and outcomes --
A personal account of abuse by a Command Sergeant Major --
Inside the military: reflections from women who have been there. Women in the military --
Perspectives on sexual harassment and rape in the military. Ongoing dilemmas --
The link between racial discrimination and abuse --
Obstacles facing victims of abuse --
Repercussions after reporting --
Positive and negative responses to abuse. Personal perspectives --
Positive and favorable responses --
Negative and unfavorable responses --
A personal account of rape that resulted in pregnancy --
pt. 3. The aftereffects of rape, sexual harassment, and abuse of power. Power failure: the breakdown of authority. Leadership and command response --
Law enforcement and investigative practices --
Reactions of helping professionals. The military's response to sexual offenders --
The case against Sergeant Major McKinney --
The "Rape Allegation Checklist" --
The high price of sexual harassment and rape. Financial costs --
Loss of personnel --
The lasting emotional effects for victims and their families --
Rape and harassment at the military academies --
pt. 4. Confronting the problem. Suggestions for victims and for the military from survivors of abuse. Report the abuse --
Take action on your own behalf --
Reach out for help --
Be responsive to victims --
Separate the victim and the offender. Offer confidential counseling --
Further suggestions for the military on repairing the damage --
Moving forward, lest history repeats itself --
Power failure exemplified: the death of a soldier --
In Conclusion. A model of leadership --
Defining traits of effective military leaders --
A leadership dilemma: the drill sergeant --
Confronting the enemy within --
A final note.
Responsibility: T.S. Nelson.
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