Sarah’s Law is an improvement of the U.S. version and modifying the flaws in that law to make the U.K. law extremely more effective and reinforcing the objective of the scheme to protect the children (NSPCC, 2017). As reported by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), the official statistics indicated that around 1 in 20 children in the U.K. have been subjected to sexual abuse; and the Home Office in 2007 discovered that around 75% of the victims knew their offenders. Therefore, the scheme needs to be open about the facts and figures surrounding this particular type of offence in order to make the public more aware and educated of the risks. What is more, the possible situations that these offences that takes place in (Penny, 2014). However, the biggest problem resulting with statistics is that most cases are not reported or disclosed. Majority of the sexual abuse are not reported, prosecuted or detected, and the vast majority of the children do not tell anyone about their encounter of sexual abuse. In addition, this particular crime is generally witnessed amongst the abuser and the victim (NSPCC, 2017; Radford et al., 2011: p. 8).
Many of us were raised knowing the story of Daniel Morcombe, the thirteen year old boy snatched from a bus station found murdered with the intention of rape, 8 years laters. Before the murder of Daniel, Brent Peter Cowan was a known child sex offender who had two previous offences with minimal penalty. In an interview with police Cowan stated “I never got to molest him or anything like that. He panicked and I panicked and grabbed him around the throat and before I knew it he was dead.” Daniel is one of many innocent and trusting children who have fallen victim to these vicious repeat offenders. Outside of the family, the first people thought to be responsible when a child is murdered, raped or abducted tend to be sex offenders in the area, so why must a child endure such a heinous act before this information is revealed to the public? I firmly believe that communities should be notified if and when a known predator on the paedophile and sex offenders registry has entered their neighbourhood. (Quite engaging, with a strong contention.)
2) Aboriginal Family Practitioners man the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) (2012) Responding to Children and Young People’s Disclosures of Abuse (September 2011) National Child Protection Clearing House – Practice Brief
Due to negative aspects that were presented in cases such as the Corey Davis case, the effectiveness of the Australian Legal System in accomplishing justice began to be viewed to demonstrate flaws in certain occasions by the Australian public. The Australian legal system aims to achieve equality and fairness towards the citizens of Australia to avoid anarchy within the nation. This is accomplished by set rules and laws that are created by the government. However, if these rules and laws are to be broken by an individual or a group of people living within the borders of the country, they may face legal consequences that include getting a fine, imprisonment, a life sentence or in some occurrences, a combination of these forms of punishment. In the Corey Davis case, an eleven year old boy that is identified as ‘W’ is sent to trial for committing an offence towards a six year old boy. An outline of the events in the Corey Davis case will be further explored as well as the involvement of the police, the conduct of the court system throughout the investigation of the case and its influence in achieving justice, and a summary of the trial. Furthermore, the debate about the current age limit for doli incapax and whether it is appropriate for modern society will be discussed as the Corey Davis case raised arguments about this topic. The Australian legal system aims to achieve justice, however certain instances such as the Corey Davis case have proved that it may occasionally
According to the BBC the number of sexual offence claims in Scotland have risen in the past few years, recent statistics show more than 10,800 recorded sexual offences which was a 5% increase from the year before (Stuart Nicholson, 2017). These statistics have come in place in today’s society because of the way that the government monitors reports of this nature. However, this does not mean that these incidents did not occur prior to the reported legislations, victims are now supported far better than in the past which allows for better documentation of these offences.
Then, making convicted sex offenders names public puts untold distress on others. “Unfortunately, when the details of the [registered sex offenders’] lives and crimes are posted on public registries and divulged through notification, it is not only the offender’s confidentiality that is violated” (Freeman-Longo, 2000, p. 6). People often abuse the law of the sex offender registry list and provide too much information. In many cases the names of family members, friends, and the victim’s name is made public. The family members can be shamed and abused by society for things they could not control. When a victim’s name is made public, he or she may feel even more desecrated, and often times it can cause the victim to relive the incident.
1. Introduction The purpose of this report is to discuss the matter The Queen V Bayley, which took place on the 29th of September 2012. Adrian bailey (serial rapist) was found guilty on charges of murder and rape, this report will discuss in detail the court proceedings that lead up to the imprisonment of Adrian Bayley and also the events prior to the kidnapping of Jill Meagher. The purpose of this report is to discuss the purpose of law in our society and how it applies to people who commit crimes in our community. As well as the purpose of criminal law in our community.
To this day, the extent to which sex offenders should be punished for their crime continues to cause controversy. The debate concerning the severity of punishment for these offenders hasn’t come to a resolution. Regulations called Scarlet Letter Laws have been implemented to protect people from sex offenders, yet these laws have caused problems regarding their morality. While these laws provide safety from dangerous convicts, they also violate certain civil rights. Scarlet Letter Laws are valid in many sexual assault cases, but can be unjust and should be modified in others.
Sex offenses receive an inordinate amount of special attention from the public as well as the criminal justice system. Is this because our system is a static reflection of the society/community they answer to? Sexual offense stories infiltrate every membrane of our society, from legal mores to norms, from social media to religion. Our system of justice can’t help but deliver attention to this area. Justice demands it and society needs it for interpersonal validation. The Criminal Justice system has given humans a scale to rate what is normal and what is deviant. Our text (Okada. p.182) shares that
Legal Facts: the case of R. v. Sharpe,  1 S.C.R. 45, 2001 SCC 2 is regarded as one of the most controversial cases in the supreme court and got a lot of media attention and has led to Canadians all across the country to take into account the seriousness of child pornography and its harms. In this case, analysis I shall review the case R v. Sharpe,  and consider the legal facts, the judicial reasoning and analysis as well as talk about the legal history of this case along with its socio and political implications it has had. In the beginning of a case commentary, it is important to state all the facts and terms, John Robin Sharpe is a British Columbia resident who admitted that he enjoyed child pornography and felt that he was entitled
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).
In the case “Naming Names: Privacy and the Public’s Right to Know”, the ethical question is did the Gazette make a good choice not to reveal the names of the offenders and the neighborhood in which the molestations took place and even when the arrest was made and sentence was
Since the early 1990s, there has not been a classification of criminals who have been subjected to more extensive legislation than sex offenders. A common belief that sex offenders posed a greater threat to reoffend compared to other types of criminals had surfaced, encouraging immediate action to protect the public
Covering Russell Williams? Kaitlyn Witmeyer The University of Western Ontario Society relies so vastly on media as a source of information, that in some cases there can be discrepancy on what is deemed as appropriate or not appropriate when covering a story. This is the case for the story of Russell Williams who is charged with two accounts of murder, sexual assault and countless occurrences of breaking and entering. Williams’ case has been highly covered by the media and a great magnitude of disturbing details as well as photos has been provided while documenting events. The amount of information provided to the public has
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sexual abuse involving children is defined as, “any completed or attempted (noncompleted) sexual act, sexual contact with, or exploitation (i.e. noncontact sexual interaction) of a child with a caregiver” (Murray, Nguyen, and Cohen, 322). Although varying opinions exist about the functioning definition of child sexual abuse, the debate over the controversy of child abuser’s identities is typically discussed based on this definition. This ongoing debate revolves around the question as to whether or not the public should know the identities of those convicted of child sexual abuse and how much information should be made public based on the individual offender’s case. Currently, a child sexual abuser’s personal information such as, “ the offender’s name, address, offense, place of employment or schooling, and license plate number, along with a