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Prison rape and psychological sequelae: A call for research

Abstract Prison rape is a pervasive and serious problem affecting many male inmates in U.S. prisons. This paper reviews the literature on prison rape prevalence, victimization risk factors, and the psychological and non-psychological sequelae of prison rape. We address several areas of inquiry needed to guide research and facilitate solutions to the problem of prison rape, especially given the context and intent of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) passed in 2003 by the U.S. Congress. Mental health correlates remain to be studied; for example, the complex postrape symptoms of prison rape survivors do not appear to be captured by current diagnostic nomenclature. To date, psychology has been largely silent on the issue of prison rape but may have... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Neal, Tess M.S. / Clements, Carl B.
Subject prison rape / rape / sexual assault / sexual trauma / sexual victimization / male rape / PREA / PTSD / post-traumatic stress disorder
Type Text
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1037/a0019448
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Citation Neal, T.M.S. & Clements, C.B. (2010). Prison rape and psychological sequelae: A call for research. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 16, 284-299. DOI: 10.1037/a0019448
Collaborating Institutions New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
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