Athletes and Acquaintance Rape (SAGE Series on Violence against Women)
- Publish Date: 1998-03-09
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Jeffrey R. Benedict
This book takes a provocative look at specific aspects of professional athletic life that contribute to a climate favourable to athletes sexually assaulting women - a climate which also protects offenders from conviction and punishment.
The book focuses on three high-profile incidents, and concludes that the problem is generated more by celebrity than athletic prowess: jurors are unable to reach an unbiased verdict because the athletes are held in such high esteem by the public.