Sexual Assault Essays


Violence Against Women in Macho Paradox

women. Women as a whole have to fear more than men concerning sexual assault, murder attempts and so forth. The reason women remain hypervigilant according to Katz is because of the numerous and ongoing reports of women raped, assaulted, and killed. These reports on the news and in movies not only makes it seem normal for violence against women to exist, but also is a part of a large problem in modern society where men and boys are raised to see the mistreatment of women as part of being a man within a patriarchal culture. With emphasis on sex… Continue Reading...

Human Sexuality Issues and Films

billion per year including medical costs, loss of earnings, and reduced quality of life ("Economic Costs of sexual assault," n.d.). In addition to the measurable costs, rape also creates mistrust and fear in communities. Women who have been raped may be afraid to meet new people or cannot have intimate relationships after being assaulted. In some cultures, rape is something women are taught to be ashamed of, reflecting sexist attitudes. For this reason, sexism itself needs to be addressed so that women can be unafraid to report sexual assaults. Costs to the individual who was rape also include years… Continue Reading...

Reviewing the Sexual Assault Policy

Campus Policy on sexual assault Currently, sexual assault victims have to continue studying in the same environment as the person accused of assaulting them, and this causes a strain on their activities. In the Johnson case, she had to stop visiting the gym and running in order to avoid bumping in on Eric. This affected her normal routine and resulted in her anxiety increasing. Studying and participating in the same activities as your accuser will have a negative effect on the victim because they feel ashamed… Continue Reading...

Statute Of Limitations on Rape

proper window must be given to the victim of a sexual assault. Also, it must be made abundantly clear to the victim that they should report a crime right away and certainly within the required window (RAINN, 2017). Conclusion Beyond that, it has to be implored upon victims that they have no right to be assaulted or otherwise victimized just because they do not know a person well. It's along the same lines of blaming a rape victim because they wore a short skirt. Rita was just going home from work. For Rita to feel guilty about what her… Continue Reading...

Laws on Rape, Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Robbery

the other form of crime against people in the US. It is defined as the willful physical assault, intimidation, sexual assault, battery, and other forms of abusive behavior perpetrated by a partner towards another. It covers physical, sexual, psychological, as well as emotional abuse towards an individual. Domestic violence statistics shows that a woman in the US is beaten or assaulted in every nine seconds. It causes more injuries to women more than road accidents do. Federal Domestic Laws such as Violence Against Women Act and Gun Control Act have been enacted in the US to manage domestic violence.… Continue Reading...

Sexual Assault and Legal Standards

meaning that direct, extrinsic force or the threat of such force was required for an act to constitute sexual assault. Q2. LIST all the facts relevant to deciding whether Roberts Berkowitz’s actions satisfy the extrinsic force requirement. Berkowitz pushed the victim down on his bed, straddled her, and ignored her statement that she wanted to meet her boyfriend and leave his room. When he lifted up her shirt and bra, the victim clearly said, “No.” Berkowitz then unzipped his pants and attempted to put his penis in the victim’s mouth. She verbally protested but according to the statement of… Continue Reading...

Michigan Community Child Watch Programs

to children in Detroit, Michigan. These children affected were often victims of assault, sexual assault, and homicide. The average age of the victim: 13. The most common crime: assault. Those are the findings of a Free Press analysis of Detroit Police Department data, which shows that the agency investigated more than 33,000 cases involving youths up to age 17 from Jan. 1, 2009, to Sept. 9, 2015. And during that time, roughly 2 of 5 children — 43% — were victims of violent crimes such as homicide, sexual assault, aggravated assault and robbery (Stafford, 2016). If programs like Michigan… Continue Reading...