Andrew Luste and the Date Rape Drug

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In 2002, 2003, and 2004, Andrew Luster was convicted of dosing three women with a date rape drug known as GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid). The first accuser was a twenty-one year old college student, the second a seventeen year old, and the third accuser has been in a relationship with Luster until she found out that he raped her the first night they met. He was found guilty and is charged with rape, oral copulation, sodomy, a fight to avoid prosecution, and was sentenced to fifty years in jail with one million dollar bail (Wikipedia). Conflict theory would best describe the motive that Andrew Luster portrayed within his crime. This type of theory reflects that humans try to increase their wealth and fortune at the expense of others; to get what they want even in opposition. This is the fundamental view that crime is the economic and social forces within society. The elite and wealthy usually aim for the poor in hopes of de-humanizing them and feeling worthless. This would apply to the social norms, in which, the social norm is for men to be dominant and women to be submissive (Arndt 2014). Andrew Luster had all the wealth in the world that he could of asked for-being an heir of his great-grandfather who succeeded in the cosmetic industry. What he was after was the power. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Judy Kuriansky, mentioned that to have sex with an unconscious person is having no feelings or needs for the other, and also comments, “it is infantile, hostile, and shows

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