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Serial Survivors: Women’s Narratives of Surviving Rape

Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 495-498, 2010

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/104

5 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2011  

Rita Shackel

The University of Sydney Law School

Date Written: December, 15 2011

Abstract

Rita Shackel reviews Jan Jordan’s Serial Survivors. This book provides a unique window into the survival journey of a group of women attacked by one of the most prolific serial rapists in Auckland’s history. It makes an important contribution to understanding the trauma associated with sexual violence and the resilience of victims. Rita Shackel’s review explores Jordan’s style, her empathic approach and acute attentiveness to the needs of the women interviewed. It is argued that Jordan produces a dignified medium through which these women can tell their stories and have their voices heard.

Keywords: rape, survivors, narratives, Jordan, book, review

JEL Classification: K10, K30, K40

Suggested Citation

Shackel, Rita, Serial Survivors: Women’s Narratives of Surviving Rape (December, 15 2011). Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 495-498, 2010; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/104. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1973379

Rita Shackel (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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