Understanding Sexual Violence
A Study of Convicted Rapists
By Diana Scully
Published September 15th 1990 by Routledge – 218 pages
Series: Perspectives on Gender
Understanding Sexual Violence examines the structural supports for rape in sexually violent cultures and dispels a number of myths about sexual violence--for example, that childhood abuse, alcohol, and drugs are direct causes of rape.
"In discussing the role of alcohol in accounts of violence, Scully offers important insights for research on violence in general." -- Women's Review of Books