e. Statistics relating to Rape: It has been found that the UCR and NCVS over the past 30 years have reported similar results on the incidence of criminality in the United States
Policy Analysis A. What is the policy? There exists national backlog of untested rape kits. This is an outrage with disastrous consequences for sexual assault victims. Currently, around 400,000 rape kits sit unexamined in laboratories and in police storage across the country—each one of them containing the potential to solve a crime, incarcerate a rapist and provide a victim with the justice they deserve.
Annotated Bibliography #2: Sexual Assaults in College Arditi, Lynn. "R.I. Schools Report 18% Increase In Sex Assaults." LexisNexis Academic [LexisNexis]. Providence Journal, 8 Oct. 2014. Web. 15 Nov. 2015.ytgfd
Sexual assault is a major global issue; sexual deviance such as sexual assault definitely needs a lot of social attention from many different societies across the globe (Nelson, 2007, p. 7). It is a very serious problem that needs to be continuously addressed, through research, government programs, and new fundamental treatment possibilities. As a matter of fact, it is continuing to spread rapidly with a percentage of 25% of women and 15% of men in the United States have been affected by sexual assault (Nelson, 2007, p. 7). Due to rapid growth, public awareness should be made about the different types of sex offenders. The public should be aware of their distinct characteristics and possible treatment options. Public awareness is extremely important; it allows us to know the many different kinds of people that are in this world. Different kinds of people, including sex offenders, it’s important to know what measures one would have to take and the different possible options when faced with such issues (Nelson, 2007, p. 7).
I interviewed two women and one man about the University of Iowa’s efforts with respect to sexual assault on campus. The first person I interviewed was a twenty-one year old woman from England named Gina. Michaela, an eighteen year old female from a small-town Southern Baptist high school, was the second female I interviewed. The only man I interviewed was Matt, a 19 year old male from a mid-sized town.
Introduction Statement of the problem Sexual assault and rape are serious social and public health issues in the United States and throughout the rest of the world. In particular sexual assault on college campus are prevalent at an alarming rate and leaves serious effects on the victims. This essay will focus on statistics and the prevalence and effects amongst college students, through examining a number of reasons why women fail to report sexual assault and rape. This essay will also cover sexual assault prevention and things that can be done to mitigate the risk of becoming a victim to such matter.
Abstract Sexual assault and the Massachusetts Department of Public works with local rape crisis centers to gather statistical data so we can assess and know the facts and realities of rape in Massachusetts. While statistics do not tell the whole story of sexual assault, they can help us paint a picture of the problem. The forensic nurse has an integral part of this specific population’s victimization. A forensic nurse should have a basic knowledge of the type of offender the rapist can be. As a certified sexual assault investigator for Middlesex County I have investigated, collected evidence, arrested, testified and successfully aided in the prosecution and conviction of rapists. I will explore the definition of rape and criminal statutes related to the crime of rape, rape trauma syndrome, and some of the drugs a perpetrator uses to assist in commission of this crime and how the FN and the police share a different but equal role in prosecuting the offender.
Work Cited Gray, Eliza. "Campus Sexual Assault: Why Don't victims Go To Police?" Time. Time, 23 June 2014. Web. 09 May 2017
Envision the best collegiate football player you know. There’s a good chance his fame is attributed to how aggressive he is, praised for his no-mercy attitude. While this mentality suits the field, it can translate onto college campuses, where many student-athletes are recruited to play for the school. A case
I am writing to you today out of concern for many students, specifically female Penn Staters. Sexual assault is something that is frequently occurs at every university, especially this one. “At Penn State’s campus alone, since the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, almost 30 sexual assaults have been reported to local and off-campus police departments” (Thomas par. 2). Penn State University has a rich history that dates all the way back to 1855, but that history has since been marred by the night life here in State College. Sexual assault is an extremely hot topic right now, especially after the new release of the featured film of 2015, “The Hunting Ground” directed by Kirby Dick. This film opened the eyes of the public to sexual assaults on college campuses and how frequent they really are. Dr. Barron, the number of sexual assaults at Penn State needs to decrease drastically and in order to do that we need to educate the students as much as possible, increase the number of on campus police officers, enhance the punishment for sexual assault crimes, and work closely with the town police as well.
There is also no mandatory testing of backlogged rape kits, so once a kit is inventoried, it will likely never be tested. This leaves, at the very least, 15,000 victims whose cases are not being investigated through proven scientific methods. Although there is such a large number of kits left, there is also no adequate funding for reforming the system at the moment. All of these issues remain despite the Department of Justice recommending the state test all rape kits reported to law enforcement, including those already in their possession. In addition, it was suggested they institute a statewide tracking system to more effectively log and investigate these crimes. Learning about this huge problem, I looked into the key issues of our senators and my representative in the House. Senator Richard Burr was the only one to include sexual assault in his list of issues on his official website; Senator Thom Tillis and Congressman Walter Jones Jr. did not include sexual assault among theirs, rather focusing more on immigration, the 2nd Amendment, and healthcare. This made me realize that I often argue my
Bureau of justice, the most recent and methodologically rigorous studies show that sexual assault still occurs at rates similar to those identified more than twenty years ago when Koss, Giducz, and wisiewski found that approximately 27.5 percent of collage women reported experiences that met the legal criteria for rap. On the presentation they describe the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses as well as the systems and procedures in place to address it. It will focus on the role power has in this issue, including the powerful men on campus such as athletes and fraternity members as well as the administrators in power who determine the punishments and actions taken against the perpetrators. Female students are most at risk of acquaintance rape in the first few weeks of collage. Most women’s do not report a rape because of confusion, guilt, or fear sometimes feel betrayed, they may be ashamed to tell parents or collage counselors. The effects of sexual assault can be feeling of humiliation, helplessness, anger, self-doubt, self-hate, and a student may become depressed and withdrawn, lack concentration, sleep badly and do poorly in
The alarming increase in sexual assault among male and female students is a source of concern. Despite improvements in the general statistics on rape cases, the college setting remains to be the hot bed of sexual assault, especially among the female counterparts (Allen, 2007). A victim, regardless being a male or a female, never feel safe in their life as something precious was taken from them once. Statistics show that 17.6% of women are likely to be victims of rape in their entire lifetime while only 0.3% of males are estimated to be the victims of sexual assault. According to the National Violence Against Women Survey (NVAWS), the most critical ages men and females are likely to be engaged in sexual abuse is when they are children or adolescents (Gonzales, Schofield & Schmitt, 2006).
National Institute of Justice: Rape and Sexual Violence: A brief overview of rape, sexual violence, and what victims can do to stay informed about their legal options.
Sexual Assault against Women I choose this topic because sexual assault is one of the most offensive crimes committed in our society. Not only is it a threat to the community, but it has a physically and psychologically effect on the victim in many ways. For the last couple