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Penalties for Sex offenders

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There are currently 747,408 registered sex offenders in the United States of America, according to PR Newswire, and the number of registered sex offenders has increased twenty-three percent in the last five years. Most convicted sex offenders have been convicted for crimes of a sexual nature; however, some sex offenders have simply violated a law contained in a sexual category. This is a growing problem in the Unites States that we are having more and more offenders violating sex related crimes. Sex related crimes include sexual assault, statutory rape, bestiality, child sexual abuse, female genital mutilation, incest, rape, and sexual imposition. The two main ones are sexual assault and rape. “Sexual assault and abuse is any type of sexual activity that you do not agree to, including: Inappropriate touching, Vaginal, anal, or oral penetration, Sexual intercourse that you say no to, Rape, Attempted rape, and Child molestation. Sexual assault can be verbal, visual, or anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact or attention”, (Womenshealh.gov). “Rape is nonconsensual sexual intercourse, often consisting of unwanted intercourse accomplished by means of force or fear. One variation of rape -- called statutory rape -- disregards consent issues and makes it unlawful to have sex with a minor under the age of 18”, (Berman). Sexual crimes like rape for example can have negative effects on the victim.
“Examined reactions to rape by interviewing 27 female rape victims at least 1 yr after the assault and assessing their current functioning through such measures as the Beck Depression Inventory and Profile of Mood States. Victims were significantly more depressed and reported less pleasure in daily activities than 26 mat...

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...ive in certain communities, and live normally. When you are registered you can be searched for on databases where individuals can find you and know you are a sex offender. Also you may be facing some jail time. Anywhere from one year to life in prison for committing a sex related crime. In the future you may even be facing some new punishments. Castration and medication are some of the new ideas to punish or rehabilitate criminals. The good news is there are treatment programs where these sex offenders can be rehabilitated and, if the criminals stay in the programs, they show good success rates. Some of these programs are even offered in prison so sex offenders that are doing time can be rehabilitated so they will be better once they get out of prison and using these programs may lead to reduced prison time. These are some of the penalties for being a sex offender.
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