date rape | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Criminal Law

Date rape is a type of sexual assault that occurs when a person is forced or coerced into sexual activity against their will, often by someone they know or are in a relationship with.


In the criminal justice context, date rape is typically prosecuted as a form of sexual assault or rape, and it is punishable by imprisonment and fines. Date rape can occur in various settings, including in a dating or romantic relationship, at a party or social event, or while on a date. It is a serious crime that can have long-term physical and emotional consequences for the victim.


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Last Modified: 01/09/2023

 

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