Accession Number : ADA601018


Title :   It Is All About Respect: The Army's Problem with Sexual Assault


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Brinson, Wendy E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a601018.pdf


Report Date : 23 Apr 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : In the 1990s, the Army undertook important revisions to its policies and practices regarding responses to sexual assault incidents in the armed forces. With continued pressure received from the media and public, the Army conducted several investigations that subsequently created the framework for the establishment of the Army Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Policy (2004). In dealing with the challenges of finding solutions to this complex problem, the Army has come to realize it must transition from a force that simply responds to sexual assault, to a force that prevents sexual assault. Even with senior leaders' efforts, sexual assault appears to be a persistent problem within the military as a whole. In 2008, the Army has launched a sexual assault campaign aimed to change the culture of its service in order to prevent sexual assault. Understanding and acknowledging the impacts that military culture has on the prevention of sexual assault is critical. Sexual assault affects the unit and the integrity of the military, but it is the victim's life that changes forever. The focus will be to determine the scope and actions taken or not taken in attempt to combat the Army's sexual assault problem.


Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL , *ASSAULT , *SEXUAL HARASSMENT , ARMY , MILITARY LAW , POLICIES , PREVENTION


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE