Every college student has to deal with stress at some point in his or her academic career. Sometimes this stress becomes so tremendous for a person that they can’t escape it. This will do tremendous damage on the individual’s mental health. This is why I made a brochure to help promote stress awareness for college students. I went into detail about the symptoms of stress and how to cope with them.
from sexual assault experience dramatic changes in their moods and behaviors. These changes can last for years after the incident and be extremely cruel to the victim’s body and mind than the sexual assault itself. Sexual assault is a serious offense and within a college campus setting, can become more severe to the victims social and psychological tolerance. Being surrounded by unfamiliar people, brand new friends, and professors that are unaware can make matters of sexual assault more distraught and daunting to a person who has been assaulted. “Although earlier studies suggest that victims tend to seek aid from friends and family immediately after their assault (Darlington, 1993) and view friends and family as more helpful (Becker, Skinner, Abel, Howell, & Bruce, 1982), other studies have shown that the majority of victims will eventually seek help from sexual assault service providers within 2-30 years after their victimization (Frenken & Van Stolk, 1990).” (Carmody).
The consequences of sexual assault are harmful and long-lasting and affect not only the victims but also their families and communities. Solutions to this problem _______. But, as Richard Edwards, chancellor of Rutgers-New Brunswick college said, “Regardless of the number, it’s a major problem, affecting our students and people all across the country and it has to be taken seriously” (5). If people work together, the steps can be taken to stop sexual assault in colleges.
When you are a senior is high school your main focuses are finishing your college applications and if your a girl of course prom, you don't realize you are a year away from entering college and the world of "rape culture". It is said that rape culture exists because we don't believe it does. Rape culture is defined as "an environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence against women is normalized and excused in the media and popular culture." We already have an idea that in colleges where sports is glorified that some professors will allow athletes to get away with numerous things from cheating to missing numerous classes but fraternity events can be high risk for rape. First I will summarize "Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture: Why Are Some Fraternities More Dangerous Places for Women?"
She changed her name to protect her identity. “I got so many responses from guys; it freaked me out at first,” Smith said. “I went back to the sites minutes later because I couldn’t stop thinking about the idea of having sex with different men.” The convenience of sexually oriented Web sites on the Internet gives the sex addict immediate access to potentially dangerous people. The seeker can become a victim of a sexually related crime. Sexual addiction is defined as any sexually-related, compulsive behavior which interferes with normal living and causes severe stress on family, friends and loved ones and one’s work environment.
So who is to blame for this growing problem? It would be surprising to hear that many times people blame the victims. This is a growing concern for us all because it has led to a tremendous amount of unreported incidents which leads to the perpetrator roaming the streets waiting to strike again. Rape can lead to have severe traumatization and victim can suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder along with causing psychological harm and has been shown to cause physical injury, or have additional effects on the victim, such as acquiring of a sexually transmitted infection or becoming pregnant. Sadly following a rape, a victim may face violence or threats thereafter from the rapist.
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.
Until then, victims of sexual assault may continue to be disappointed by their school's justice system. With staggering numbers of sexual assaults reported every year, schools are facing greater pressures to improve criminal proceedings in the face of campus crime.
The department of public safety investigated the alleged ga... ... middle of paper ... ...ess years of sexual violence and support prevention from those in force has permitted a steady society throughout today's social order. At last everything returns to the beginning examination questions. One in four female understudies will encounter sexual assault, probably by somebody they know and inactively trust. A concern for the problem of campus sexual assault has been increasing among members of the college community as well as the public. (Bohmer, 1993) The areas of campus sexual assault are important ones; the lives of many men and women at Alabama State University are significantly affected by it.
Retelling the experience may cause the person to relive the trauma. Some of the other reasons for not reporting the sexual assault range from fear of the offender coming back in retaliation, or fear of being believed, fear of taking the blame for the assault or fear of being “revictimized” and if the case goes through the criminal justice system, belief that the offender will not be held accountable (law.georgetown.edu). Women ranging from 18 to 24 years of age between 1995 and 2013 were reported as having rape and victimizations of sexual assault as being a crime that was committed the most. These women were college students. Within this group of women the crime of being sexually assaulted not being reported was at an all-time due to the fear of