This chapter presents concepts, conceptions and themes pertaining to the police, policing and male rape, to consider the different ways in which the police deal with male rape victims and to examine their attitudes and opinions regarding male rape. The empirical findings draw attention to some male rape myths that the police subscribe to, such as, though not limited to, “women cannot rape men” and “male rape is solely a homosexual issue.” The author provides a wealth of police data to argue that the police often perpetuate male rape myths, discrimination, and poor attitudes and responses against male victims of rape.
- Police responses
- Secondary victimisation
- ‘Culture of disbelief’
- Policy and practice
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Javaid, A. (2018). The Criminal Justice System and Male Rape: Processing Male Rape Cases. In: Male Rape, Masculinities, and Sexualities. Palgrave Hate Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52639-3_6
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