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Sex Offenders And Sexual Offenders

- Sex Offender Population There is no “standard” sexual offender. Child molesters and rapists come from a multitude of backgrounds and are most often seen as law abiding individuals. In most cases, offenders are male; however, there have been cases of females committing sexual offences reported in the past (Schaffer, Jeglic, Moster & Wnuk, 2010). This treatment manual will focus on the male sexual offender population; they may vary in age, from youth to senior citizens. In fact, more than half of the adult male sexual offender population began offending in their teens (Terry, 2004)....   [tags: Sex offender, Human sexual behavior, Sex crimes]

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Sex Offenders And Sexual Offenders

- What is sex offence or what is a sex offenders. As I tried to do some research on this subject I came across lot data and research that was completely mind blowing. A sex offender is someone who has committed sex offensive crimes. This covers a very wide range of crimes such as: Sexual conduct with a minor Incest Sexually assaulting your spouse Child molestation or continually abusing a child Using a child for the purpose of prostitution Lewd and unacceptable act in public Sexual act in public Indecent public exposure The list goes on and on....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sex offender, Rape]

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Juvenile Offenders And Sexual Offenders

- Literature Review The purpose of this section is to review the literature review. The literature is broken down into the following sections is to identify sexual predators, characteristics of a sexual predators, The communities response to sex offenders, and what makes them prey on victims. For the purpose of study, different types of definitions will be explained to have a better understanding of sexual predators. It is important to explain these definitions because people need a better understanding of sexual predators and the importance it plays in being aware of predators and how they are....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sex offender, Rape]

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The Effects Of Pornography On Sexual Offenders

- The Effects of Pornography on Sexual Offenders. Pornography as today, is the representation in books, magazines, photographs, films and media, of scenes of sexual behavior that are erotic or arouse sexual acts. Defining and classifying materials that are considered pornographic has proven somewhat elusive and has varied considerably across time and across different social and cultural context. Pornography can be divided into three categories; Erotica: which are images that express mutual pleasurable sexual expression between people who have enough power to be there by positive choice....   [tags: Pornography, Sexual intercourse, Sex offender]

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Female Sex Offenders And Sexual Offenders

- Female Sex Offenders Females represent a minority in the sexual offender population. In comparison to male sex offenders, little is known about female sex offenders. This is attributed to the fact that female sex offending is highly underreported. This is a result from society’s cultural view which views “women as not fitting the role of sex offender or sexual predator” (Hickey, 2013, p.162). The sexual offender category is historically and generally viewed to be male dominated. Denov (2004) indicates that many individuals including professionals in law enforcement and mental health fields, are often skeptical about a female being reported as a sex offender....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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Legalization For Registered Sexual Offenders

- With more than half of the state of Florida being off limits to registered sex offenders in terms of where they can live and work, the rate of homelessness has skyrocketed (Colletta, 2013). This is problematic for several reasons; one being the lack of opportunity for rehabilitation and two, the danger this imposes on the public who are under the assumption they are safe due to registration laws. According to Levenson, Ackerman, Socia and Harris; the current laws in the state of Florida keep offenders away from schools and parks, which are a large part of the state....   [tags: Sex offender, Sex offender registration]

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Harsher Punishments for Sexual Offenders

- Before Antoine Dodson was on Oprah and had a song on iTunes, he was merely a man who was worried for his sister. One night, Antoine woke up to the sound of his sister screaming for help. Upon further investigation, he discovered that a rapist had broken into his apartment (“Antoine Dodson warns a perp”). Unfortunately, Antoine Dodson’s story is not a completely uncommon one in the United States. Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted (“Rape Abuse and Incest National Network”)....   [tags: Sex Crimes]

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The Causes of Low Conviction Rate for Sexual Offenders

- ... One such effect may be a heightened sense of attention directed to the local sex offender, while a deprivation of attention given to a known person that regularly interacts with children (Craun & Theriot, 2009). There is a surfeit of data stating that the typical sex offender is someone known by the victim to some degree. Despite 30% of participants believing a stranger was more likely to commit a sexual offense when compared to a known person, over 50% of participants expressed equal concern that both a stranger and known person can be potential sex offenders (Craun & Theriot, 2009)....   [tags: sexual abuse, sexual violations]

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Understanding the Predictive Factors of Sexual Offenders

- Within the last few decades, sexual violence has come “to light” as a crime that has destructive implications that drag on for years (Grotpeter, Menard, Gianola, &O’Neal, 2008). With the help of the media, law enforcement and new laws regarding sexual offenders, people are more aware of the crime. The awareness is of the risks that make people more likely to become a victim. However, awareness should also shed light on the predictive factors as to why people commit sexual assaults in the first place....   [tags: Non-Criminal Lifestyles, Big Five]

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Sex Offenders And Sexual Abuse

- Every year there are an estimated 50,000 to a million reported cases regarding sexual abuse against children (Flowers, 2006). These cases include, according to Flowers (2006, p. 103), “child rape, child molestation, sexual perversions against children, and the sexual exploitation of children such as through child pornography and child sex rings”. Sex offenders can sometimes be someone within the family, someone close to the family, or they can be someone who is a stranger and has sexual fixations on boys or girls (Flowers, 2006)....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Human sexuality]

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Childhood Sexual Abuse Victims at Risk for Becoming Adult Sexual Offenders

- Resiliency Some studies have been done to examine the resiliency of victims of CSA. Resiliency can be defined as the ability of a person to adjust to adverse life events or circumstances, or possibly both (Lambie, Seymour, Lee, & Adams, 2002). In terms of CSA, resiliency refers to the ability of a victim to “snap back” into normal life and to successfully cope with the sexual trauma they have been through. When this resiliency is absent, individuals have a hard time adjusting back to normal life and often act out as a result....   [tags: resiliency, sexual deviancy]

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Public Eye on Sexual Offenders

- Public Eye on Sexual Offenders In preparing for this essay it has been identified that sexual offenders are not a homogenous group of individuals and that this is an umbrella term used to describe a range of behaviours ranging from acts of voyeurism and exhibitionism, to more serious acts of pedophilia and rape. For the purpose of this essay I have chosen to focus on the more serious forms of sex offending which in my opinion, are the cause of much of the current attention....   [tags: Papers]

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Laws of Juvenile Sexual Offenders

- Juvenile Sexual Offenders: Should the Laws Be Adjusted. In today’s society of internet sex crimes being broadcast on the evening news and 60 Minutes doing specials at least once a month. Are we paying enough attention to other sexual crimes and problems, such as the laws pertaining to juvenile sex offenders and their victims. Could more be done to help and protect the perpetrators, victims and their families. It is my opinion that the laws pertaining to juvenile sex offenders need to be adjusted....   [tags: Legal Law]

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Should Convicted Male Child Molesters Be Physically Castrated

- ... For example, 80% of offenders who were sentenced in the past 6 years have received a custodial sentence (Facts Sheet: Statistics about Sexual Assault, 2014). The average sentence was 4 years, 6 months to 5 years, 6 months. The middle ground was 5 years. On average, sentences for convicted sex offenders can range anywhere from just 12 months to as long as 20 years. Anyone who has been the victim of sexual assault would probably say that even 20 years is not enough; and castration might seem to be the best form of punishment for their assaulter....   [tags: alternative sexual offenders punishment]

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Theories of Criminal Behavior

- In this essay, two theories specifically focusing on sexual offending against children are compared and critical evaluated. Finkelhor’s (1984) Precondition model integrates four underlying factors that might explain the occurrence of child sexual abuse and categorizes them into four preconditions: motivation to offend, overcoming internal inhibitors, overcoming external inhibitors and overcoming child’s resistance that occur in a temporal sequence where each is necessary for the other to develop....   [tags: Sexual Offenders, Child Sexual Abuse]

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Juvenile Offenders And Sex Offenders

- When the general populace hears the words “sex offender” or “sexually based offense” the image that is almost instantaneously conjured up is negative, typically involving an adult male, and may include images of rape, sex trafficking, “stranger danger,” or other grotesque sexual misbehaviors. The assumptions the general public tends to make regarding sex offenders are often based on highly publicized stories, personal biases, or other assumptions, and not necessarily on statistical information. The general public may often assume that the majority of sexual offenses are perpetrated by an adult stranger, and therefore, they are safer with people they know, however, research indicates that cas...   [tags: Sex offender, Human sexual behavior]

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Sex Offenders And The United States

- Sex offenders in the United States (U.S.) are considered to be the worst of the worst. They are at the bottom of the food chain in prison culture and are considered to be worse than murderers and rapists. This is very evident in Florida where they have the most restrictive sex offender registration and sentencing laws in the nation. No matter how minor the crime a sex offender in Florida is registered for life, and after release from prison must register in-person with local sheriff’s department (Do Florida sex offender registration requirements go too far?)....   [tags: Sex offender, Human sexual behavior]

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The Issue Of Sex Offenders

- Sex offenders are one of the most reviled criminals by the public. Their actions cause extensive harm and trauma to many innocent victims as well as victims’ families and offenders families (Hickey, 2006). According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it is estimated that 25-33% of adult women and 10% of adult men have been sexually abused as children (Hickey, 2006). Just like substance abuse offenders, sexual abuse offenders incline to deny the actions of their offense, and additionally, deny the seriousness of their offense (Hanser and Mire, 2011)....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sex offender]

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Sexual Abuse Agains the Elderly

- Overview: As of 2010, 13% of the United States population was 65 years of age or older (National Center on Elder Abuse, 2014). Men and women today are living longer and want to remain in their own homes as long as they possibly can, rather than reside in a nursing home or an assisted living facility. In order for these men and women to remain at home, they need support and resources, as there are a number of different types of abuse against elderly men and women. These types of abuse including physical abuse, verbal/emotional abuse, financial exploitation, and even the rare occasion of sexual abuse that occurs at home....   [tags: Offenders, Vulnerability, Abuse]

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Sex Offenders Should Be Legal

- In 2011, Darrin Miller was accused of attempting to lure multiple boys to his vehicle on a number of dissimilar occasions as they walked to and from a number of schools, including Hamilton Middle School and High School, Melrose High School and Sherwood Middle School. His charges were Solicitation of a minor, and several instances of sexual exploitation. This teacher was a sex offender. Sex offenders are ruthless and deserve to be punished for their deeds. The offenders believe, however, that they should be able to live normal lives once they leave prison....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sex offender, Rape]

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Diagnosis Of Sex Offenders That Target Children

- Groth’s Categorization of Sex Offenders that target Children Similar to the MTC, Groth categorizes child offenders based on the longevity of the behavioral patterns and the offender’s psychological goals. If sexual preference for children has existed since adolescence, the offender is classified as immature or fixated. If the offender appears to have some normal relationships with adults but resorts to children when under stress, he is a regressed child offender. Groth identifies two categories based on the psychological goal of the offender: sex pressure offender and sex force offenders....   [tags: Child sexual abuse, Human sexuality, Sex offender]

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Psychopathy Effects Military Sexual Assault

- Abstarct It is questioned whether psychopathy is has an impact or has an effect on military sexual assault. For this study, the study eligibility criteria are the characteristics military sex offenders obtain which are also the same characteristics psychopaths obtain. The overall study includes the characteristics of people who are considered to be diagnosed with psychopathy verses the characteristics of a person who is a sex offender in the military. This study will show that psychopathy does have an impact or effect on military sex offenders....   [tags: Personality Disorder, Military Sex Offenders]

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The Culture of Sexual Assault as Reflected in the 1970s Rape Law Reforms

- Last week, the White House released a short, celebrity packed, 60-second public service announcement (PSA) on the topic of sexual assault. 1 is 2 Many addressed those who are in control of preventing sexual assault as its intended audience was those who can put a stop to sexual violence: the perpetrators or would-be offenders. Although this one minute announcement completed the task of bringing sexual assault to the forefront of discussion, it failed to encompass the central issues concerning the culture of sexual assault: societal misperceptions, the victims, and the justice system....   [tags: courts, victims, offenders]

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Juvenile Sex Offenders

- Sexual assault is one of the fastest growing violent crimes in America. Approximately 20% of all people charged with a sexual offense are juveniles. Among adult sex offenders, almost 50% report that their first offense occurred during their adolescence. (FBI, 1993) There are many different opinions, treatment options and legislation to manage the growing numbers of juvenile sex offenders. In today’s society the psychological and behavioral modification treatments used to manage juvenile sex offenders is also a growing concern....   [tags: Sexual Crime, argumentative, persuasive]

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Sex Offenders

- 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....   [tags: Sexual Crime, argumentative, persuasive]

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Sex Offenders

- A sex offence is the commission of acts of a sexual nature against a person without that persons consent (Hale, et al, 2005). There are several different types of sex offenders such as those offending against children, against adults and sexual murderers. The sex offending itself takes many forms, “from the man who indecently exposes himself, the man who possesses illegal pornography, to the man who offends against his children” (Thomas, 2005). In the United Kingdom, Sex offences are defined under the 2003 Sexual Offences Act which lists over seventy different types of sexual offence (Home Office, 2003)....   [tags: Social Issues, Child Sexual Abuse]

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Theories, Assessment, and Treatment of Sex Offenders

- INTRODUCTION Stories of sex offenders have been increasingly a focus of attention by the criminal justice system over the past years. By legal definition, a sex offender “is a person who is convicted of a sexual offense (Sex Offender Law & Legal Definition),” an act which is prohibited by the jurisdiction. What constitutes as a sex offense or normal/abnormal sexual behavior varies over time and place, meaning that it also varies by legal jurisdiction and culture. In the United States of America, for example, a person can be convicted of wide range of sexual behavior that includes prostitution, incest, sex with a minor, rape, and other sex offenses (Sex Offender Law & Legal Definition)....   [tags: criminal justice, sexual behavior, public safety]

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Usefulness of the United Kingdom's Rehablitation of Offenders Act

- The Rehablitation of Offenders Act 1974 has been put in place to ease offenders back into society and also make sure that offenders’, that are given under a 30 month prison sentence, convictions are spent. Therefore employers of the recent offender are not allowed to discriminate against that person, allowing the offender more opportunity to gain employment. This briefing note outlines the strengths and weaknesses of rehabilitating sex offenders. By analysing the literature and statistics surrounding rehabilitating sex offenders there is clear evidence that treatment programmes are effective....   [tags: Rehablitation of Offenders Act, offenders, rehabil]

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The Characteristics, Risk Factors, And Typologies Associated With Juvenile Sex Offenders

- Discuss the characteristics, risk factors, protective factors, and typologies associated with juvenile sex offenders. Juvenile sexual offending behavior is defined as “any forced or coercive sexual contact, substantial threats of such contact, any sexual contact with a much younger child, or any nonconsensual sexual behavior that violates conventional standards” (Wolf, 2008, p. 7). Sexual offenses include oral-genital contact, attempted or actual vaginal or anal penetration. Prevalence rates of juvenile sexual offending include juvenile offenders are responsible for 40% of sexual assaults against victims under the age of 6, 56% of molested boys are victims of an adolescent, and younger juven...   [tags: Sex offender, Human sexual behavior]

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Relationship Between Offenders With Sex Crimes Against Children And Sexually Abused As A Child

- This article re-examined the relationship between offenders with sex crimes against children and them being sexually abused as a child. Furthermore, it explores if them being victims as children correlates with pedophilic interest and their chances of recidivism. In preparation for doing this study they took a deep look into two studies. Both of which are studies that were based off a theory that states that sexual victimization could play a significant role in the later sex offending of children....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sex offender]

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Adolescent Sex Offenders

- There are many topics nowadays that are still hard to talk about openly. Though we’ve opened the door on many controversies, some of the simplest parts of life can be the hardest to discuss. For most of us, sex in particular can be a taboo topic, which may be the reason why so many children and teens are misinformed on the inner workings of sexual relationships and how they develop as we grow and mature. For some adolescents, this can lead to an unhealthy fixation on the concept of sex, and in some cases, lead them to take action on a situation they do not fully understand....   [tags: Adolescents, sex, offenders]

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Physical Castration is The Most Effective Punishment for Sex Offenders

- In Texas, May 2012 a repeat child sex offender Craig Stephen Hoard was handed seven life sentences. Hoard was convicted of indecency in 1977 and was released for parole from prison in February 2001. Seven days later he was convicted for sex with a child. He served nine years in state prison. Three months after his release from his nine year sentence in 2010 he was arrested again. In June 2010, Police arrested Hoard, finding child porn on his computer and iPod. A video of Hoard was found of him in a restroom stall at a pizza place in Conroe instructing a five year old to expose his genitals....   [tags: child sexual abuse, greatest benefits]

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Sexual Assault And Sexual Rape

- Part One: Sexual Assault Sexual assault is any kind of sexual behavior that happens without the consent of the victim. Examples of sexual assault can include but are not limited to: rape/ attempted rape, touching/ forcing to touch the body, incest, sexual contact with a child, watching/ photographing sexual situations, and exposing body parts. According to RAINN- Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network- one in thirty-three men are victims of sexual assault while one in six women are victims of sexual assault....   [tags: Rape, Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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Sexual Assault And Sexual Assaults

- The US Military has been one of the most powerful and respected fighting forces in the world; it is also a hotbed for sexual assault. Each year, thousands of men and women take an oath to serve and protect their country and each thousands of military service members are sexually assaulted. “Earlier this week, Pentagon officials released a new report which estimated more than 70 sexual assaults occur in the military each day.”(Shane III) Fear of retaliation, both personal and professional, and humiliation stop many service members from reporting their sexual assaults....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse, Rape]

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Should Sex Offenders Be Offenders?

- Life after Prison When most people think of individuals that have been labeled sex offenders in their area, there is not much remorse or empathy felt toward them. All sex offenders are characterized as child molesting sex enthusiasts when in reality, that’s not always factual. When a person commits a crime qualifying them as a federal sex offender, their life has changed forever in the worst way. The magnitude of the crime has been almost always irrelevant and treatment is level in the eyes of the law....   [tags: Sex offender, Sex offender registration]

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Sexual Offender Laws and the Labeling Theory

- Many people might think that sex offenders are repugnant to society and that people who commit sex crimes should be removed from our society. The reality is that many people do not know that most people who commit sex offenses are normal people. In most cases, they are hardworking people who got caught doing something our society ‘thinks’ is wrong and get labelled sex offenders. This is where Labeling Theory comes into places, because it focus on social and institutional responses to an individual....   [tags: sexual abuse legislation]

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The Issue Of Sexual Abuse

- The issue of sexual abuse is a continuing issue that currently has no sign of ceasing. According to Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), the website of an organization that supports victims of this crime, an incident involving sexual abuse occurs every 107 seconds. Overall, this statistic equates to a staggering 293,000 victims per year. These statistics prove that the issue of sexual abuse is a pressing issue that requires the full support of the government rather than a handful of nonprofit organizations....   [tags: Rape, Human sexual behavior, Sex offender]

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Sexual Assault On College Campuses

- Picture this. You are heading off to college to begin the next chapter of your life. It is a moment you have always been waiting for. You are past the high school drama, and are ready to start taking classes that will allow you to obtain a degree in something you have always been passionate about. It’s your first week on campus and you are invited to a party being hosted by a group of upper classman. You show up to the party and immediately are handed a red cup with what you know is something you shouldn’t be drinking....   [tags: Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual intercourse]

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The Effects Of Sexual Assault On Children

- Sexual assault has many severe health risks. There are injuries that can occur while the abuse is happening or after. For example, there can be complications such as bleeding,pelvic pain, urinary tract infections and many more. There are long term health risks, too. For example, unwanted pregnancies, sexual transmitted diseases (HIV/AIDS), and pregnancies can lead to unsafe, abortions. Child sexual abuse has health risks, also. Sexual abuse on a child can cause mental issues for this environment regularly anxiety, poor self-regard, broken relationships, specific disorders such as an eating disorder, and PTSD....   [tags: Rape, Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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The Effects Of Sexual Violence On Children

- Introduction Sexual violence occurs when a perpetrator commits sexual acts without the consent of a victim, or when the victim is not able to give consent or refuse (Basile, Smith, Breiding, Black, & Mahendra, 2014). Consent refers to words or action that the victim gives that indicates a “yes” I want to have sex with you whereas inability to consent refers the victim not giving a “yes” response because they are not of legal age (most states have age of consent is 18), they are unconscious, they are too intoxicated through the use of alcohol or drugs (Basile et al., 2014)....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, Rape]

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Sexual Predatory Laws of Alabama

- Even though Alabama’s sexual predators laws are considered strict, it does not negate the fact Sexual predators often rob their victim of innocent that is never recovered. Furthermore, these sexual predators seek the most vulnerable persons in society to seek assault sexually. Alabama’s laws seek to alleviate however, predators many time will return to a predatory lifestyle even after prison. Technology has only served to enhance sexual predators’ ability to reach out to it victim in private by way of chat room and other social networks....   [tags: Sexual Crimes, Laws, Alabama]

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Sexual Assault And Rape Myths

- Sexual violence is a national issue that permeates every aspect society. Sexual assault and rape is an ongoing problem, evident by the troubling statistic that roughly 20 million out of 112 million women (18.0%) in the United States have been raped during their lifetime (Kilpatrick, Resnick, Ruggiero, Conoscenti, McCauley, 2007). Despite the continuous push for gender equality, the current culture of society perpetuates victim-blaming tendencies towards innate cognitive processes and media influences....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Sexual Assault On Campus Is Not A Huge Issue

- Sexual assault on campus 90 percent of the victims of sexual assault are women and 10 percent are men, and nearly 99 percent of offenders in single-victim assaults are men (Bureau of Justice Statistics 2010). According to https://www.justice.gov/ovw/sexual-assault, Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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Florida vs Sexual Predators

- The debate about sexual predators and how they should be handled has been discussed for years. In Florida it has been no different and the debate still continues today. This paper will discuss Florida’s approach to sexual predators and the laws which, prohibits conduct considered to be predatory. Florida’s approach to sexual predators is to have criminals convicted of predatory acts or crimes against society to register in a sexual offender data base that was passed under the Florida Sexual Predator’s Act in 1997....   [tags: Sexual Predator Law]

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The Issue Of Sexual Assault

- In the UN conference on women, Hillary Clinton said, “If women are free from violence, their families will flourish. If women have a chance to work and earn as full and equal partners in society, their families will flourish. And when families flourish, communities and nations do as well.” As a young woman myself, I know that a woman can reach her full potential only when she feels safe and is treated with respect. Although many presidents have talked about the problems that women face, the women still encounter challenges related to the gender....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Abortion]

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Pedophilia, and Sexual Offenses

- ... This dependency will lead children to accept what they are told to do by adults even if it is something questionable. The deciding factor in a a pedophile's decision to attack depends on the attacker's access to the child. In instances of in-home abuse 42% of attackers were fathers, 58% were stepfathers including boyfriends of the mothers as well as uncles, grandfathers and other family members. One third of offenders in this research group were other "trusted" adults in the eyes of children like teachers, sports team coaches, activities planners, among others....   [tags: sexual preference for children]

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Childhood Sexual Abuse

- Image taken from the website havoca.org (HAVOCA) One of the most important questions a victim of childhood sexual abuse, their family, friends and society in general faces when dealing with the aftermath of child sexual abuse is: whether the victim of childhood sexual abuse is likely to become an adult sexual offender?, it is a fact that at least 30% of adult sex offenders were sexually abused as children and/or teens, (Myths and Facts about Sex Offenders). Below is a graph from the website Childabuse.com depicting the 5 types of child abuse in 2012 and their percentages, out of the five types of child abuse, childhood neglect is clearly the front runner, with physical abuse in second, oth...   [tags: Child abuse, Human sexual behavior, Sex offender]

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The Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse

- An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today (Darness2Light, 2009a ). This figure continues to grow daily as perpetrators of this crime continue in this destructive path. The definition of child sexual abuse is the force, coercion, or cajoling of children into sexual activities by a dominant adult or adolescent. Sexual abuse of children includes touching (physical) sexually including: fondling; penetration (vaginal or anal using fingers, foreign objects or offenders organs; oral sex, or non-physical contact including: sexual comments; indecent exposures; masturbating in a child’s presence; child prostitution or child pornography (Child Welfare, 2009a)....   [tags: children, sexual abuse, family, argumentative, per]

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Effects Of Recidivism On Juvenile Offenders

- Using the MST significantly reduces recidivism in juvenile offenders. When recidivism does occur it is much less severe. In one study, juvenile offenders enrolled in MST had a recidivism rate of 22.1% in comparison to an individual therapy group which had a recidivism rate of 71.4%. This study also noted that even when a juvenile offender was only involved in MST temporarily their recidivism rate still dropped to 46.6% in comparison to the control group (Bourdin et al. 1995). MST programs ' net cost was $4,743 for each juvenile offender....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Sex offender, Psychopathy]

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Child Sexual Abuse: The Detrimental Effects

- Sexual violence is the most common violent crime in many countries, where acquaintance violence is dramatically becoming more prevalent than stranger violence. Acquaintance violence is defined as assaults in which “the victim knew one or more of the offenders at least by sight, but not involving partners, ex-partners, household members, and other relatives” (Mattinson, 2001). Child sexual abuse is largely becoming a problem that affects children of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds, furthermore most cases are committed by men who were at some point involved in the child’s life....   [tags: sexual violence, posttraumatic symptoms]

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Will Current Laws Make A Difference? Sexual Violence?

- Will Current Laws make a Difference in Sexual Violence. Cornelius Berry Sexual Violence American Baptist College 10/18/2014 Abstract Laws on sexual assault seek to protect individuals from sexual offenders. Advocates of these laws believe that the laws will help reduce cases of sexual violence if not stop these incidences completely. This paper argues that current laws on sexual violence will not make a difference in ending sexual violence. Sexual violence cannot be justified, and because 100% of the liability of sexual violence lies on the perpetrator, it will be quite difficult to use the law to stop such acts of violence....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Sexual Abuse Within The Roman Catholic Church

- In recent years, the scandal of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church has received widespread attention. While the media has highlighted these disturbing reports and 3,400 cases of sexual abuse have been brought to the Vatican since 2004 alone, cleric sexual abuse remains an ongoing issue plaguing the Church (The Associated Press, 2014). Civil and criminal cases have intimated negligence of the Catholic Church, however few judicial decisions have held the Holy See liable under claims of vicarious liability, institutional breach of fiduciary duty, or organizational negligence (Isely, 1997; Lupu et al., 2011)....   [tags: Child abuse, Child sexual abuse, Sex offender]

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Delay Medical Treatment Of Sexual Assault

- Delay Medical Treatment Sexual assault occurs ubiquitously and has been accounted for crosswise over various societies and among all demographic and financial gatherings. As well as, numerous sexual violence victims still postpone reporting or do not report viciousness sexual occurrences at all. A rape victim may delay care due to fear of their perpetrator (Adefolalu, 2014). Victims who go to their primary physicians may experience a delay because the doctor may not have adequate expertise (LeVay & Baldwin, 2011)....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Victim]

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Childhood Sexual Abuse : Prevention Through Education And Awareness

- One of the most important questions a victim of childhood sexual abuse, their family, friends and society in general faces when dealing with the aftermath of child sexual abuse is: whether the victim of childhood sexual abuse is likely to become an adult sexual offender?, it is a fact that at least . . . 30% of adult sex offenders were sexually abused as children and/or teens. (Myths and Facts about Sex Offenders) Sexual offenders who have been sexually abused as children are often a consequence of other dysfunction and violence occurring during their childhood that helps catalyze their progression into becoming a sexual predator....   [tags: Child abuse, Human sexual behavior, Sex offender]

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Risks Of Adolescent Sexual Recidivism And Effective Risk Assessment

- RISK ASSESSMENT: It should be noted that there are presently no empirically validated, actuarial instruments that can be used to accurately estimate the risk of adolescent sexual reoffending and effective risk assessment still requires substantial reliance on clinical judgment. The following risk assessment was based on information available to this evaluator at the time of the evaluation. Additional relevant information bearing on this case could substantially alter this evaluator’s assessment of risk....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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Child Sexual Abuse And Children 's Assessment Center

- Child Sexual Abuse and Children’s Assessment Center Lauren Krzesicki Grand Valley State University   Child Sexual Abuse and the Children’s Assessment Center “It all started in 1991 with a young girl in a yellow dress. She looked a bit sad, a bit lonely, a bit out of place. As Chief of Police Bill Hegarty walked through the Grand Rapids Police Department that day, the little girl caught his eye. And as he looked at her, he saw something that many of the others rushing past her that day missed....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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The Root Causes of Sexual Offending: Social Learning Theory

- Many etiological theories exist attempting to explain the root causes of sexual offending. Although few provide substantial evidence and no definitive conclusions have been made, the social learning theory has been proposed to account for sex offending behaviors. Specifically, the social learning theory, or victim-to-victimizer theory, suggests sexually abused children learn these behaviors and are much more likely to perpetrate abuse when they’re older (Seto & Lalumiere, 2010). The following studies have provided substantial support for the social learning etiology....   [tags: etiological theories, sexual crimes]

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Sexual Abuse : The Most Devastating Forms Of Child Abuse

- Sexual abuse is one of the most devastating forms of child abuse. Sexual abuse is defined as the use, persuasion, or coercion of any child to engage in sexually explicit conduct (or a simulation of that conduct) for producing a visual depiction or for rape, molestation, prostitution or incest (Cinema House Films, 2008). Sexual abuse is an epidemic in the United States with 80,000 cases reported a year (Cinema House Films, 2008). Sexual abuse includes many types of maltreatment including incest, molestation, exhibitionism, child pornography, and child prostitution....   [tags: Child sexual abuse, Human sexual behavior]

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The Young Offenders Act

- The Young Offenders Act The federal government of Canada fifteen years ago, in 1984, the Liberal party changed the Juvenile Delinquents Acts to the Youth Offenders Act to have a “More human approach to the rights of young people before the law”(Leschild and Jaffe, 8:1991). In the present such as Premier, Mike Harris, of Ontario wants the federal government of Canada to scrap the Young Offenders Act. In 1999, the same party that came up with the act is making majors changes to the act. This report will look at the young offenders act at the present time, look at why kids commit crime, what is being done to improve the act, what has the province done towards teenagers and also a look at...   [tags: Young Offenders Act Canada Crime Essays]

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Childhood Sexual Abuse : A Victim Of The Most Vulnerable Members Of Our Society

- Our world faces many important issues that need to be addressed, one of the greatest concerns the victimization of the most vulnerable members of our society, and they are our children. Every few seconds a child is sexually abused, the trauma of sexual abuse manifests its-self over the victim’s lifetime affecting every aspect. Some victims are asymptomatic others exhibit a few and others will express a whole range of symptoms, whatever form their symptoms and behavior may take one thing is for sure victims need intervention, compassion and support....   [tags: Child abuse, Human sexual behavior, Sex offender]

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Supervising Sex Offenders in the Community

- There are many different strategies available to community corrections officials to best supervise individual sex offenders with different needs in the community. Each offender is an individual and requires personalized types of supervision as well as different treatments. Electronic monitoring has allowed for community corrections officials to monitor sex offenders in the community with personalized supervision plans. Near-real time monitoring of high risk offenders has been made available with active GPS while lower risk offenders are supervised with passive GPS....   [tags: Sex Crimes]

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Sex Offenders: To Castrate or Not To Castrate

- The act of rape is arguably one of the worse crimes that can be committed against another person. In the last few years there has been much debate about whether sex offenders should be castrated either voluntarily or as a forced treatment. There are a number of arguments for and against chemical or surgical castration being implemented against known sex offenders. First it is important to explain the difference between surgical and chemical castration. Surgical castration is the removal of a man’s testicles, for the purpose of removing his reproductive abilities and to control the levels of testosterone being produced....   [tags: Sex Crimes]

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The Challenges of Managing Sex Offenders

- They are many challenges faced when managing sex offenders in the community. Policy makers have to worry about the offender’s risk and needs as well as the public safety and public perception. However, by measuring the individual risk factors and matching it with supervision that is best suitable for them and treatment strategies can help reduce an offender risk from reoffending. In Nathan’s situation, he is a 39-year-old Caucasian male, is under intensive supervision since he is a pedophile. He was involved with two previous relationships in which one of the women was his wife....   [tags: treatment strategies, prison, community]

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Is There Help For Sex Offenders?

- On March 26, 1999, six year old Opal Jo Jennings was abducted outside her grandparent’s home in Saginaw, Texas. The man responsible for Opal’s abduction and subsequent rape and murder was later revealed to be thirty year old Richard Lee Franks, a convicted child molester. Franks’ good behavior allowed him to be set on parole for a 1991 child molestation charge- a release that proved catastrophic to an innocent little girl and her family. In the same area, convicted killer and sexual predator Wesley Miller has been released several times over the past two decades under mandatory supervision....   [tags: Criminal Justice, argumentative, persuasive]

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Life Sentences and Sex Offenders

- Human Rights Watch, a world-class independent organization, state on their site: “Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world” (Human Rights Watch). In 2007, they published No Easy Answer, which deals with how sex offenders are affected by being registered as sex offenders. They claim that it is injustice to “label” a person for their entire life for a bad decision they made as a child. I could not agree more, but what the good people at Humans Rights Watch are forgetting is that those are not the only people on the sex offenders’ registry; there are those with unspeakable crimes....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

- Sexual harassment is an important issue in every business; if left unattended it could cost companies millions in damages. In 1980 the Supreme Court ruled that sexual harassment was a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From 1978 to 1980, sexual harassment cases brought against companies cost them $189 million. This number rose to $267 million from 1985-1987. Damages are just measured only by numbers. Sexual harassment can cause harm to a company's image, reputation, customers, as well as their revenue....   [tags: Sexual Harassment Essays]

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Harsher Laws for Sex Offenders

-   Introduction When a dog viciously attacks a small child and scars the child for life, dog is euthanized because of the trauma it causes. If we are putting down dogs for attacking children, why are we not doing the same thing for sex offenders. Child sexual abuse is defined as “the activity between adults and minors or between two minors when one forces the act on the other. This includes sexual touching, exposure to pornography, photography of a child for sexual gratification, solicitation of a child for prostitution, and communication in a sexual way by phone, internet or face-to-face”....   [tags: child molestation and pornography]

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Pathological Abnormalities in Sex Offenders

- 1) Biological Theories Genetics, abnormal hormonal levels and brain dysfunction have all been linked to sexual offending. To date, there is no evidence of a genetic in sex-offending (Langevin, 1993), although case reports of pedophilic fathers and sons have been reported (Gaffner, Lurie & Berlin, 1984). Some researchers have hypothesised this to be reflective of neuro-endocrine abnormalities, such that abnormal hormonal levels may disrupt the sexual arousability of an individual. This is based on the belief that the endocrine system drives sexual behaviour (Langevin, 1993)....   [tags: biological, social incompetence, deviant behavior]

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Aboriginal Female And Female Offenders

- Aboriginal women account for 24.9% of the general population and 32.5% of the incarcerated female population (Amey Bell, Shelly Trevethan & Nicole Allegri, 2004). Aboriginal female offenders are also responsible for violent crimes (Bell et al., 2004). Aboriginal female offenders have an adverse childhood; the childhood for Aboriginal women are centred around family violence, instability and substance abuse (Colleen Dell & Jennifer Kitty, 2012). The Canadian government is attempting to solve the over representation by implementing bills such as 718.2(e) (Gillian Balflour, 2012)....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Corrections, Criminal justice]

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Rehabilitation of Sex Offenders

- There are several identifiable psychological factors that increase the likelihood an individual will demonstrate deviant sexual behavior. One of the most important contributing factors is physical or sexual abuse endured as a child. According to Becerra-García, García-León and Egan (2012), sex offenders are twice as likely to report being sexually, emotionally, or physically abused as a child in comparison to other offenders. There are also other factors besides abuse that must be taken into consideration....   [tags: Abuse, Childhood, Psychology]

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Punishment for Sex Offenders

- Every year, the crime rate for sex offending rises. For many years there have been several discussions on how the law should punish the sex offenders. Jail time has always been the number one punishment, after offenders have completed their jail time they have to register themselves as sex offenders. also a punishment that has only been put into use several times has been castration, Choosing castration would be a suitable punishment for sex offenders; it would also allow the victims peace of mind knowing they will not harmed.and would be the most suitable punishment for such a crime....   [tags: chemical castration, tosterone]

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Sexual Assaults, By Jon Krakauer

- Missoula gives an in depth overview of sexual assaults that takes place in a small town of Montana specifically known as Missoula. This typical college town also known as Griz nation for the football lovers has an outstanding numbers of victims who had to face this kind of predicament ongoing without being acknowledged on how immense the issue is until Jon Krakauer got to interview some victims and wrote about it. He examined the issue of being sexually assaulted by thoroughly explaining who, when, where and how the event took place....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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Youthful Offenders Have A Reason For The Crimes

- Youthful offenders have a reason for the crimes they have committed. Past life trauma is one of the most common causes for youthful offenders to stand in a criminal court. But the big guys seem to not understand the development of children/teenagers are going through. No matter how critical the crime has appeared, everyone should stop for one second and stand in their shoes. Up until today, youthful offenders, no matter how young they are, they are being treated as adults. Youthful offenders being tried in criminal courts as adults, criminal courts are putting them at risk from the dangers in adult prison facilities....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Sex Offenders Should Never Be Released

- Criminal & Forensic Psychology Assessment. Using evidence, critically evaluate the following statement: “sex offenders should never be released” There is much debate as to whether a sex offender should be released into the public, this debate stems from the idea that a sex offender cannot be treated and that they are a danger to the public as they are ‘purely evil’ (Burke, 2005), however there is much evidence that sex offenders can be treated and re-introduced into society as a productive member....   [tags: criminal and forensic psychology assessment]

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Female Sex Offenders: Perception is Not Reality

- Perception is not reality. The common assumption that the court system often treats female sex offenders differently than male sex offenders, the punishments of female sex offenders are more lenient than men who commit the same types of crimes, and the differences between male and female victims are all perception and not reality. Objective considerations to additional factors make the perceptions baseless. These additional factors solidify the factual differences between male and female sex offenders....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]

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Crime Recidivism Among Juvenile Offenders

- In the article, “Prevalence and Recidivism in Arrests”, Blumstein and Graddy focused on the currency of arrest. Blumstien and Graddy (1982) first tested out whether or not age was a factor for any first arrests. It has been stated white and black males makes up 25 percents of major crimes, with whites at 14 percent and blacks at 51 percent. Blumstein and Graddy (1982) mentioned how about 90 percent of whites and blacks who commit major crimes recidivate back to jail. In the article, “Criminal Recidivism Among Juvenile Offenders”, Douglas, Epstein and Poythress (2007), studied the predictors of recidivism within the youth....   [tags: Crime, Criminal law, Criminology, Recidivism]

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Strategic Framework Of Risk Assessment And Offenders

- The last 15 years have been dedicated to building a criminal justice system capable of addressing criminal behaviour so as to direct it towards offenders’ rehabilitation and reintegration into society. Based on this idea, the government tried implementing programmes which apply techniques demonstrated by researchers to be effective (McGuire, 1995; Andrews & Bonta, 1994). The programmes received special attention from UK Prison Service and Probation Service mainly because the Government ensure that the assessment and the management of offenders start prior the sentence and continue all the way to custody, release and then to supervision....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Criminal law, Punishment]

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Multicultural Sex Offenders and Static-99 Scores

- Sex crimes are one of the most serious problems in the United States today. The legal system is casual when it comes to punishing sex criminals with insufficiently short prison sentences that are further reduced by the option of parole. While sexual offenders comprise a sizable portion of U.S. prison inmates, they evoke an even greater portion of public concern, (Boccaccini, Murrie, Caperton, & Hawes, 2009). Most sex offenders are released back into society after serving as little as one- fourth of their prison sentence....   [tags: Sex Crimes, American Legal System, Social Issues]

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Sexual Assault On College Campuses

- Imagine leaving the library late, one night and passing a nearby alley…it seems that a stranger’s shadow is seen vaguely by the lights illuminated from the various lampposts located around your campus. You immediately glance around in paranoia frantic, thinking of each Dateline episode that you had watched, scary movie, or newspaper article that you had previously read. Your entire body is engulfed in anxiety, as you rack your mind on what to grab or do and who to call in this circumstance of emergency, because, let’s face it…as a female alone in the wee hours of the night, any other suspicious looking person, of the opposite sex, wandering out, that late, had to be an attacker....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault, Assault]

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A Comparison of Sexual Predators

- Although the definition of rape might be concise, the crime itself can be extremely variable depending on the situation and predator. It was once widely conceived that rape and other sexual crimes where primarily lust motivated. Recent information, however, suggests that stimulus can be as multi-faceted as the perpetrator themselves. Discrepancies in such facets as motivation and opportunity are variations that can limit the profiling and apprehension of sexual criminals. One of the most common dissimilarities amongst rape criminals is the likelihood for re-offense....   [tags: Rapists, assault, sexual]

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