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Victimology: Date Rape in St. Croix

Identify a legal description of date rape so that the person filling out the survey knows what types of behavior are being described.

Identify services available to rape victims that may include support groups, advocates, counseling availability, and crime victim compensation availability in your area.(I live in St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands)

Identify whom to contact by phone in the event a rape has occurred.

Provide a definition of date rape drugs along with their street names.

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Victimology
Q. Identify a legal description of date rape so that the person filling out the survey knows what types of behavior are being described.

A. There is no legal difference between date rape and rape. Date rape describes a rape that is perpetrated by a person who is known to the victim, such as a friend, an acquaintance, or a potential love interest. Legally, the perpetrator of rape is only significant if the person is a family member, a teacher, or another authority figure. Otherwise, knowing your rapist will not change the legal definition of rape. How a rape is carried out, e.g. by coercive pressure, which is often the case with date rape, or by brutal violence, will change the types of additional charges filed, like assault vs. aggravated assault, but it will not change the legal definition of rape.
Though each jurisdiction has its own definition for rape, in 2012, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) revealed an ...

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1) Identify a legal description of date rape so that the person filling out the survey knows what types of behavior are being described.

2) Identify services available to rape victims that may include support groups, advocates, counseling availability, and crime victim compensation availability in St. Croix and to most victims throughout the U.S.

3) Identify whom to contact by phone in the event a rape has occurred.

4) Provide a definition of date rape drugs along with their street names.

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