Jamie aged 27, has been convicted of a rape of a child and sentenced to eight years custody. The victim aged 12, was approached by Jamie on the way home from school and sexually assaulted. Jamie has no previous convictions of this type; however he has convictions for shop-theft, drinking and driving with no insurance. The needs principle of the R-N-R consists of four domains of criminogenic needs as discussed below. The first domain deviant sexual interest ... ... middle of paper ... ...on And Violent Behaviour, 5(5), 491-507. doi:10.1016/S1359-1789(98)00036-6 Weldon, S., & Gilchrist, E. (2012).
Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted (“Rape Abuse and Incest National Network”). In 2006, there were over 260,000 victims of sex related crimes, and that figure is only rising (“Statistics Table” 97). In 1990, the Senate Judiciary Committee reported that seventy-five percent of women, and thirty-three percent of men, will experience some sort of hate crime in their lifetime (Violence Against Women 222). The U.S. Department of Justice’s Sex Offender Registry includes the names and residences of almost 550,000 sex offenders. The chances are that you have come in contact with one of them (Liautaud).
Child Abuse: An Imperfect World A major American society issue is child abuse and it just keeps increasing with each new generation. We need to always be on the lookout for signs and symptoms of child abuse and report it to proper authorities. “Approximately five children die every day because of child abuse” (Ho, Gross, & Bettencourt, 2017). “One out of three girls and one out of five boys will be sexually abused before they reach age 18” (Gosselin, 2014). And, 90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator such as a family member” (Ho, Gross, & Bettencourt, 2017).
The Recidivism Rate of Juvenile Sex Offenders between Uses of Legal Sentencing as Adults or Utilizing Psychological Treatment It is typically thought that sex offenders are the type of individual that needs to be tried in our courts and then sentenced because there is really no hope for an individual that harms the most innocent of our society. But there just may be an exception to this way of thinking. Juveniles who at one point themselves may have been victims, and as they have grown into adolescence not knowing why they are thinking the way they are, turn around and abuse others. Then what happens is that these adolescents once found out, are then tried in our courts as adults because in the mind of the court they are committing an adult crime. But there are alternatives for these juveniles that are being placed in our court system.
Sex Offenders The AWA or Adam Welsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 asserts that it, “strengthens reporting requirements by mandating sex offenders submit information including SSN, employer and school information, fingerprints, physical description, photograph and a DNA sample” (Rogers, 2007, p. 1). This act was signed in by President George Bush in an effort to standardize the laws and public sex offender web sites (Rogers, 2007). Sex offenders are considered special circumstance offenders. The mental damage caused by sexual offenses leave those on the receiving end crying for harsh punishments. On the contrary, the wide net that catches various low level offenders leaves them requesting to be free from the harsh punishments.
They concluded that nearly 26.9%, 93 participants said they had been sexually assaulted at some point in their life since the age of 14. Of this 26.9%, 5.4%, 17 participants reported a total of 28 forcible assault ... ... middle of paper ... ...rgraduate Women. Journal of American College Health, 58(5), 453-460. Retrieved from EBSCOhost. Franklin, C. A.
Sex Offender Laws and Wrongful Convictions The laws for sex offenders should be changed for many reasons. This is a very controversial subject, and tempers flare easily and often for good reason. Due to the plethora of opinions on this subject it is hard to determine what is right and what is wrong. The very same government sending teenagers to school together as a group and teaching them about safe sex is the same government that is bringing charges against them for practicing sex. Not only that but they are labeling them as sex offenders for the rest of their lives.
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