This crime makes the world cold and scary and ruins the lives of the victims. There are a few different types of rape, yet they all have the same effects on the victims. As often as this occurs in the world we live in today, rape is the easiest charge to make yet the most difficult to prove. “At least five rapes have been reported in Clarksville in the last six months. Although many of the cases have suspects listed, there have been arrests made in only one case (Thacker).” This is potentially enough time for the rapist, who has not been found yet, to rape a frightening number of other women.
Statistically speaking someone is being raped every two minutes, which means that women and adolescents are left being traumatized. Men are not free from this horror. Most rapes of men occur in adolescent years as opposed to adulthood, but it does happen. However most men do not come forward and admit any thing which makes it hard to put together statistics on the male gender. So for the remainder of this paper my information will be about how rape victims such as women.
First, every two minutes someone in the United States is sexually assaulted, according to the rape crisis center. “Girls ages sixteen-nineteen are four times more likely to get raped than general population.”(RCC) I can’t even imagine what some of these women are going through. These men take these women peace of mind and hope away by having them to always look back and over their shoulder when walking down the street or even to the mail box. Being rape makes these women not want to even leave the house because it makes them think that it may happen again. Most females either abuse alcohol, drugs, or commit suicide after being raped.
That is 12,000 rapes per year “which exceeds the annual number of reported rapes in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York combined” (Daniel Brook). The lack of reported rape cases is due to guard’s “deliberate indifference” (Brook) and the humiliation that comes with rape. “For males, it’s the ultimate humiliation and that silences most of us” said Tom Cahill, who was raped in a San Antonio jail. Rape cases in prison are brought to corrections officials to handle instead of local district attorneys. Therefore, when inmates pres... ... middle of paper ... ...assault in prisons.
Rape and Sexual Violence Rape and sexual violence is a very serious problem that affects millions of people each year. Rape is someone taking advantage of another person sexually. Sexual assault can be verbal, physical, visual, or anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact or attention. ("Sexual Assault.") Rape is one of the most underreported crimes.
For many years, correctional officers in American prisons have been adamantly denying that rape is not an epidemic problem in our nation. However, prison rape is a rampant portion of the human rights crisis. The United States is less than 5 percent of the world’s population but yet it holds approximately a quarter of the world’s prisoners. America detains about 2 million inmates collectively in Federal and State prisons, local jails and county. Out of these inmates, over 20 percent have been sexually assaulted by other prisoners or corrections staff.
Non-consensual sex is a horrible thing that happens to a lot of females, and sometimes men. Non-consensual sex is the same thing as rape. Getting raped is a traumatic even that causes a great deal of stress in many ways, and is also hard to convict the rapist. To help understand what happens to victims and how they feel; here are the results of a survey done in 1985 and 1993. It was found that 73% of rape victims say that they were not raped.
Nearly a quarter of female rape victims and nearly one half of male rape victims were younger than 12 years old when first raped (Tjaden and Thoennes 2006). The percent of victims first raped when younger than 18 years of age is nearly three quarters for men and over half for women (Tjaden and Thoennes 2006). “Women who w... ... middle of paper ... ... with, go to school with, or live by. These groups are being expanded to include communities who never in fact meet each other face to face. The key part of Sutherland’s theory is that a person violates the law when they believe there are more favorable consequences to their actions than unfavorable ones (Siegel 2011).
With 525,600 minutes in a year, someone gets raped every 2 minutes. These numbers are astounding! However, they are greatly underrepresented because 60% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police. Rape or sexual assault can occur to anyone including women, children, and men, gay or straight. RAPE AMONGST FEMALES Rape is a very traumatic experience for the victims.
in Ms. magazine, "an estimated fifteen percent of women are raped or molested at some point in their lives" (22). While big cities such as Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, and New York have seen the rates of violent crimes such as murder, robbery, and aggravated assault plummet, rape has not been so fortunate. In most of these cities, reported cases of rape have declined by only a few percentage points, whereas in some of these cities, reported cases of rape have actually increased. Rape is an epidemic that is slowly plaguing our entire nation, and unless some drastic action is taken immediately, this epidemic may never be cured. If we are truly interested in having our nation cleansed of this disease, we must begin by removing from our minds the notion that rape occurs only among the poor.