Nevertheless, the decision by the education board’s decision to fire Mrs. Pettit from her teaching career is in my opinion wrong for the following reasons. To begin with, just like anybody else, Mrs. Elizabeth has the freedom to do with her life what she wishes without discrimination, provided she does not endanger the lives of others. Therefore, using her sexual freedom as the grounds to demote her is selective discrimination, which in my opinion is unfair. Secondly, despite her sexual life, Mrs. Elizabeth has an excellent teaching record in her school. According to the school principal, her teaching is satisfactory, and the progress with her classes is good. The primary reason a
School safety and student wellness are paramount in an educational learning environment; consequently, this is the expectancy of all internal and external stakeholders adjoining the school community. Meanwhile, there are numerous reports of female teachers implicated in inappropriate sexual behavior with students published in the news daily. The sexual misconduct by female teachers vacillated from sexual harassment, abuse via emails, sextexting via cell phones, to illicit conversations via the Internet (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and WhatsApp).
Section 235.10 states that teachers may not have sexual relations with students. This rule is straightforward and in place for obvious reasons. Relationships between teachers and students violate laws and place students and teachers into an altered power dynamic. If students and teachers had relations outside of school it could lead to unfair treatment. Another rule that must be followed when it comes to teaching is that teachers must obtain proper certification in order to teach. This rule is in place to ensure that our children are being taught by qualified individuals. Before someone can step into a classroom and teach they must obtain teaching certification. Additionally, Section 235.4. part 3 of the PA Code of Conduct states that “Professional educators shall maintain high levels of competence throughout their careers” (PA Code of Conduct, 1973). This rule is in place to ensure that students are receiving the best possible education. Teachers need to be able to keep up with our ever-changing world. By engaging in professional development teachers can stay up to date on the most effective teaching
This research is to determine students understanding of what sexual consent is and the possible effects of affirmative consent being implemented schools. The theory is that individuals do not have a common understanding of what sexual consent is. The hypothesis is that in college campuses, students have an unclear understanding of sexual consent, affirmative consent would decrease misunderstandings of consent and ultimately decrease sexual abuse. Requiring affirmative consent may decrease the vagueness of nonverbal consent and encourage parties to make it explicitly clear that they are interested in sexual activity. This study will compare the results of a survey between universities and colleges in Utah for a comprehensive view on attitudes towards affirmative consent. More than half of sexual abuse and rape victimizations are the result of behavior other than force, such as coercion, which puts additional emphasis on the possible relationship between affirmative consent and victimization. Data gathering will be done through electronic surveys distributed at colleges and universities in Utah and contain quantitative, closed ended questions only.
For many years, criminological theories have been dominated by sociological and political perspectives to explain crime than biological and genetic factors. Not to state that all sociological and political perspectives are flawed, but these perspectives within traditional criminology are not complete and do not offer a full assessment of all the contributions of criminal behavior. This paper aims to offer why traditional Criminology avoids biological explanations, what traditional Criminology attempts to explain criminal behavior, and how Criminology has traditionally overlooked biology and genetics and what the potential consequences may be.
Intro In the hierarchy of crimes, those involving the sexual assault and murder of children are held to be the most despicable. The question of why individuals commit such horrendous acts have been analyzed and discussed as society grapples to deal with such devastating incidents. The field of Criminology has several theories as to why people commit unlawful actions. With respect to the case of Michael Briere, a murder involving pedophilia, the Rational Choice Theory and the Control Theory offer the best answer to the question of why he committed this extreme deviant felony.
The Washington Post revealed a survey that stated that more than 1 in 5 female undergraduates at top schools suffer sexual attacks while in college.The survey revealed the top 27 universities with the highest sexual assault incidents.The university with the highest number of sexual misconducts was the University of Michigan. As current president of the University of Michigan you do not want to be acknowledged as the school with the highest number of sexual assault incidents; therefore something has to be done.The issue of sexual misconduct in the University of Michigan needs to be addressed, this issue needs to be taken seriously to protect the life of women enrolled in the this university. Sexual assault is an issue that cannot
The Rational Choice model, developed originally by Anthony Downs, suggests that most voters do not strongly identify with political parties. By providing a model that places voters and each party candidate on a scale ranging from extremely liberal to extremely conservative, rational choice allows for the understanding of a person’s decision to vote. As Dr. Daron Shaw argues, by using “proximity voting” or “directional voting,” we can understand how voters decide how to vote by analyzing several relevant factors influencing their support for a specific party candidate. However, criticisms on the rational choice model are apparent in that it assumes a high level of knowledge, a “single dimension” in “political competition,” and incorrect prediction
Another aspect of rational choice theory is the amount of pleasure that is received form a crime. Receiving pleasure from a crime can be a sexual gratification, monetary rewards that make one happy, or any other enjoyable aspect an individual receives from committing a crime. If there is pleasure involved in the crime, then the offender is more likely to keep committing a crime whereas if someone commits a crime and there was little to no pleasure involved in it, they will be less likely to keep committing the crime. Kathy committed her crimes over several years and was receiving pleasure from her crimes as she was making money and taking jewelry from clients, which she then used to fund her lavish lifestyle of vacations and shopping.
After prediction is identified, prevention can be set into place as well. Predicting is preventing. Once you can place a potential threat by identifying the relationship between teachers and students, it will be easy to prevent. Using the aspects of the labeling theory can assist in identifying that the public has labeled many female teachers in the role of inappropriate. Knowing this label beforehand assists in being able to prevent potential inappropriateness by being able to know possibilities. It is also important for other faculty of the school, as well as parents, to go in with an open mind knowing the increased rate of teacher student sex scandals. With this being said, they must familiarize themselves with key signs and possibilities clues as to whether their student may be victimized or acting inappropriately. The labeling theory
A subsequent survey of female psychologists also showed that student-teacher sexual contact was quite common (17%) and that, in hindsight, women believed that they were negatively affected by such contact (Glaser & Thorpe, 1986). These reports of negative effects, particularly when viewed in the context of ethics and coercion, raise questions of whether such intimacies may in some cases constitute abuse. Most participants believed that student-educator sexual contact was unethical regardless of whether it occurred during (96.2%) or outside (72.8%) of the working relationship. Only 2.5% of the participants believed that such involvements were not at all coercive if they occurred in the working relationship; only 17% believed involvements were not at all coercive if they occurred outside of the working relationship.
WFrom the four broad responses, the most associate concept of individual accountability was choice theory. Choice theory explains the likelihood of a person in committing a crime because of benefits. This gives criminal (s) the alibi of committing something unlawful, thus giving advantage through the crime rather than the cost. Choice theory significantly associate with the ideal that a person chooses to commit this crime no matter what the outcome may be. It is possible for the media to drive public opinion and focus by presenting believable news to citizen, which cause the display to be seemed true without doing any further research by the citizen themselves and that not every crime is presented on the news. It is the job of the media to
When thinking of sexual predators preying on children the first impression that comes to mind is how a person could commit an act so despicable. This is the question that lingers in the back of every logical person mind. In theory there will always be an explanation that could better help people comprehend the reasons on why tragedies such as pedophilia occur. One could consider the breakdown of a person’s societal bond which is considered the social control theory and or the result of an individual having a totally different thinking process known as the psychological theory. Although both of these prove worthy theories, the psychological theory for pedophilia analysis is more sound in comparison to the social control theory.
The Rational Choice Theory was developed in the late 18th century by Cesare Beccaria, it has been expanded to the modern theory which was developed by Noble Prize winner Gary Becker in 1969. In Mr. Becker's theory it states that Criminal behavior is not so different than non- criminal behavior, " in that it is conduct that persons intentionally choose to undertake (i.e. They are not compelled or forced to do crime), and the reason that they choose to commit the crime is that they think it is more rewarding and less costly for them than no criminal behavior" 2.) It is my definition of the Rational Choice Theory is that a individual will weigh out the pro's and con's of committing the offense. Is it worth me taking the risk of getting caught. What will I get if I commit
Rational choice theory can also accurately explain the reasoning for Magnotta murdering Jun, however, the target was not Jun; it was fame and attention. In rational choice theory, the offender’s choices to be involved in crime serves as a function to obtain rewards that are worth the crime (Cornish and Clarke 1987). For Magnotta, recognition was a reward that exceeded the consequences. Each choice that he made was calculated to receive the maximum amount of pleasure from the attention the choice would generate. As he became more fixated with this idea, he began to make choices that would produce short-term attention, such as when he started rumors about dating Karla Homolka. He then went to a news outlet to deny these rumors (Jones 2012). This created a minor stir, but Magnotta was ready to