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As you can see the only difference in these two laws is indeed the fact of the mental state of the person. The adult who commits Statutory rape however is guilty of a class B felony in the eyes of the court according to (Article 7A NCGA) In... ... middle of paper ... ... not become so consumed with only seeing one side of the spectrum, we should strive to see both sides of the spectrum, thus taking care to make sure that the law does not become biased by the gender on one the side of the younger female. Works Cited • Legislation Statues. North Carolina General Assembly. Rape and Other Sex Offenses.. 2013.
As defined by the Police Department University of Central Arkansas, rape is engaging in sexual intercourse or deviant sexual activity with another person by forcible compulsion, of someone who is incapable of consent because he/she is physically helpless, or who is less than fourteen years old (the assailant must be two years older than the victim for this to apply). According to the US Legal website, Sexual Assault of the 1st Degree is engaging in sexual actions with another person by force, or the threat of force, without the consent of the o... ... middle of paper ... ...to ensure the safety of citizens and victims. Works Cited APRI. 2013. State Rape Statute.
The definition of rape is: The unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse. Basically, rape is a forceful act in trying any way possible to make someone have sex with them. This crime is still being committed to this day and is not viewed as big of an issue as it truly is. In order to prove rape is a disgusting and unnecessary crime, the following essay will consist of the history, laws, the costs involved, health effects, and the opposing side’s beliefs. The first step ever taken to prevent rape and reveal it as an issue was in the 1970’s.
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Some studies showed a positive correlation between the violent threats towards victims and their decision not to pursue charges or any other mediation (Artz, 2011). In other words, threatened violence by the offender directed towards the victim was a reason behind the victim failing to cooperate. Artz (2011) further notes studies performed in the 1990’s showed women may not follow through with the process due to the criminal justice process itself. The process is very time consuming and with multiple court dates, taking off work and finding adequate childcare can create issues (Artz, 2011, p. 8). These studies also found the problems that can occur with the service of protection orders, misunderstanding of the criminal justice system itself, and once again, being afraid of the offender, will serve as a determining factor in a victims’ willingness to cooperate with further court proceedings.