Keywords

#metoo, sexual assault, crime, rape

Abstract

IN THE CURRENT ERA of the #MeToo movement and prominent sexual assault disclosures, these types of crimes are finally receiving the attention they deserve. Our society is acknowledging what research has been telling us for years about the high incidence of sexual violence in the United States. According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, more than 36% of women have experienced contact sexual violence in their lifetime and 19% have experienced attempted or completed rape. Men also report high rates of sexual violence; more than 17% have experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime and nearly 2% have experienced attempted or completed rape.

Original Publication Citation

Valentine, J. L. (2018). Forensic nursing: A profession for our times. American Nurse Today, 13(12), 42-44.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2018-12

Publisher

American Nurse Today

Language

English

College

Nursing

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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Other Nursing Commons

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