Is Rape A Victim Of A Sexual Crime?

1253 Words Dec 5th, 2016 6 Pages
Topic: Identifying how a perpetrator can utilize date rape drugs to make their victim more vulnerable and an easy target for rape.
Purpose: To teach the audience why it is important to prosecute these type of cases.
I. Introduction
A. Rape is defined as, “the penetration no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.” (Editorial Board, 2016, P.21)
B. It is important to know what measures can be used to lower your risk of becoming a victim of a sexual crime. Some of them can include being aware of your surroundings, know your limits when consuming drugs or alcohol, and having a friend look out for you.
C. There are also long-term health effects and emotional problems which a victim of sexual assault can experience. Some health effects are stomach problems, sexually transmitted diseases, and trouble sleeping. Some emotional problems are post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol or drug abuse, and suicide.
D. Preview of Main Points:
1. First I will cover UCR and NCVS crime statistics for rape and the strengths and weaknesses for each of these reports.
2. Next I will define date rape and how date rape compares to stranger rape, statutory rape, and spousal rape.
3. Then I will show how date rape drugs are used and the different types used.
4. Then I will describe the relationship between a victim and their offender
5. Lastly, I will describe my position on the…
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