What's the difference between sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment and rape?
The Bureau of Justice Statistics BJS has initiated two projects to identify, develop and test the best methods for collecting self-report data on rape and sexual assault. One design is to be an optimal design identified by the CNSTAT panel and the other will be similar to designs used in the public health approach for measuring rape and sexual assault. Rape - Forced sexual intercourse including both psychological coercion as well as physical force. Forced sexual intercourse means penetration by the offender s. Includes attempted rapes, male as well as female victims, and both heterosexual and same sex rape.
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