Sexual Assault Essays


Violence Against Women in Macho Paradox

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 and… Continue Reading...

Human Sexuality Issues and Films

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 of post-traumatic stress, fear of… Continue Reading...

Businesses Run by Women

women in current male-dominated environments must contend with ongoing sexual harassment, sexual assault, and lack of promotions that leads to a reduced likelihood for advancement in the companies they work in as detailed in the Goldman Sach's article. Some progress has been made with some companies having female CEO's, but many CEO positions and work environments are geared towards advancement for men, not for women. Adding to this the wage gap, and there is much work to be done to achieve equality and therefore a neutral image of entrepreneurship. It is sufficed to say, entrepreneurship remains gendered. Should women's… Continue Reading...

Pornography Child Abuse and Coersion

sexually for the purposes of manufacturing pornography for commercial purposes. The child will have signs of sexual assault including genital bruising, but in some cases, the child will also have other signs of being physically assaulted. Head trauma, bruises, and impaired brain development are all linked and associated with physical abuse in children (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2013, p. 4). Other physical issues that the child may exhibit, and which may continue throughout the individual's life, include eating disorders, obesity, and even diabetes, poor lung functioning, hypertension, asthma, cardiovascular, and liver disease (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2013, p. 4).… 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 and they are blaming themselves… Continue Reading...

Statute Of Limitations on Rape

is very unlikely, crime or not. Even so, a 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… Continue Reading...

Protection Of the Victims Of Crime

the victim, there are possible inferences by the media of the victim's responsibility in the crime committed, typically in sexual assault cases. The way the media reports significantly affects the perception and feeling of the reader, either to blame or empathize with the victim. When the media reports on what the victim were wearing, their weight, size height all work to demean the crime and highlight the responsibility of the victim in the crime. When the media overemphasizes on the period of time she endured the assault by the husband before finally being killed by the husband is in… Continue Reading...

Home Invasion and Crime Spree

him consider committing suicide. Moreover, both Komisarjevsky and Hayes had once been convicted of offenses that include sexual assault, capital felony, murder, arson and kidnapping. Thus, such category of people has a tendency of committing other crimes if they are allowed remix into the society. However, the mitigation is essential to the capital punishment. Mitigation specialists consider the employment background, and medical history, which may make the jury to consider prison sentence instead of capital punishment. In the Komisarjevsky and Hayes case, the only mitigating factor to consider is the Komisarjevsky family history, and medical history for Hayes because… Continue Reading...

Laws on Rape, Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Robbery

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. In fact, any persons who violate their provisions are… Continue Reading...

School Violence Essay

likely as students to become the victims of violence, including incidents of “theft, rape, robbery, sexual assault, and aggravated and simple assault” (Brock, 2009, p. 16). Indeed, there have even been calls to allow teachers to carry guns into their classroom for their own self-protection as well as a last-resort means of responding to outbreaks of student shootings in a growing number of American school districts (Blackler, 2013). Against this backdrop, it is reasonable to suggest that the complex problem of violence in the schools demands complex solutions, but there has been a great deal of divisiveness in this… Continue Reading...

Christian World View Ethical Dilemmas Of Pornography

of women would reduce. On the whole, though problems such as marriage failure and sexual assault are attributable to other factors other than pornography, the absence of pornography can have vital benefits for the society. Whereas the Christian perspective views pornography as sinful, the atheistic perspective offers a conflicting view. Atheists do not believe in God or the existence of deities. For atheists, therefore, engaging in pornography does not constitute a sin before God. Influenced by liberal values, atheists advocate for human autonomy. From this perspective, pornography can be likened to free speech (Sánchez, 2016). The notion of free… Continue Reading...

Annotated Bibliography for Criminal Psychology

the origins of criminal behavior, the text delves into more specific topics like criminal psychopathy, sexual assault, and substance abuse. This book can be helpful at the early stages of research to provide guidance in preparing a more in-depth paper later. Hicks, S. J., & Sales, B. D. (2006). Criminal profiling: Developing an effective science and practice. American Psychological Association. Unlike the other two books I selected for my annotated bibliography, this book is about criminal profiling. A subset of criminal psychology, criminal profiling is a useful field for law enforcement. Criminal psychology is not just about theories of… Continue Reading...

Sexual Assault and Legal Standards

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 facts of the case did not… Continue Reading...

Reforms Needed for Three Strikes Law

Define the Problem The defined and existing problem is going to vary in scope and definition depending on who is doing the defining. However, there are some clear and obvious problems with the “three strikes” law. The policy itself was meant to address a problem. However, that policy has created a new set of problems. Indeed, there are situations where three-time violent felons are justifiably put away for twenty-five years to life. However, the major problem with the policy are the human and budgetary costs that are created by people being thrown in jail for life for minor offenses (“Ewing… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Darryl Hunt\'s Case

the day of the murder. The police then arrested Mark and charged him with the sexual assault and murder of the victim. Despite the conflicting witness testimonies, lack of any physical evidence linking Mark to the crime, and his plea of innocence, Mark was convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment. The above two cases are similar to some of the cases that the criminal justice system has dealt with over the past few decades. The first scenario is similar to the case of Kirk Noble Bloodsworth who was wrongfully charged and convicted of the rape and… Continue Reading...

Societal Perceptions Of Pornography

beneficial to people with regards to sexuality. In this regard, pornography is considered beneficial since it helps in decreasing sexual assault and rape. In societies where pornography is legal and widely accepted, sex crimes have either remained stagnant or decreased over time, which has led to the belief and opinion that pornography is beneficial to the society. Moreover, pornography has been considered beneficial with regards to raising revenues for government, particularly in regions where it is a legal practice. However, pornography has been viewed negatively in today’s society because of its potential harms on people. The disadvantages brought by… 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...

India Government and Economics

into the public discourse has encouraged more robust responses to rampant sexual assault. However, “girls and women continue to face barriers to reporting such crimes, including humiliation at police stations and hospitals; lack of protection” and even subjugation to “two-finger” tests performed by healthcare workers and admissible in court as evidence that the victim was “habituated to sex,” (Human Rights Watch, 2018). On the flip side, the government has been attempting to legislate rights for rape victims and also recently outlawed statutory rape, “regardless of whether she is married or not,” (Human Rights Watch, 2018 p. 1). Also, Indian… Continue Reading...