Contemporary Issues Involving Sex Crimes, Sexual Offenders, And Victims Of Sexual Crimes

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Contemporary Issues Involving Sex Crimes, Sexual Offenders, and Victims of Sexual Crimes
Heather Anderson
American Public University

Abstract
Sexual abuse is any uncontrolled sexual act in which a person is pressed or physically forced to engage against their will, or any non-consensual sexual touching of a person. A sex offender is a person who has been convicted of certain sex crimes. A victim of a sexual crime is the subject of unwanted sexual offenses. In order for sexual activity to be all right, both people must want it to happen. When any person forces you to participate in any sexual act when you don’t want to it is sexual assault. Physical force is not always used to sexually assault a victim. Most victims are assaulted by someone they know. Most offenders are male whether the victim is female or male. The victims of sexual abuse can be males or females of any race, age, social class, appearance, or sexual orientation. This paper will discuss some of the contemporary issues involving sex crimes, sexual offenders, and victims of sexual crimes.
Keywords: sex crimes, victims, offenders, abuse, assault

Sex crimes can involve physical contact such as unwanted touching or no physical contact for example, internet crimes (CSOM, 2006). Sexual abuse is unwanted contact between two or more adults or two or more minors. Sexual abuse is sexual contact between an adult and a minor (CSOM, 2006). Sexual abuse is any unwanted sexual contact initiated by a
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