Sex Abuse And Sex Offenders

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Sex offenders can be described as a person who has committed any of a variety of offenses, including rape, child abuse, possession of child pornography, exhibitionism (flashing), and even consensual sex amongst teenagers.They can vary between adults or juveniles, male or female, and the perpetrators may even be strangers, acquaintances, or related to their victims. Based on the different characteristics and motivations for committing these heinous offenses, these offenders require different responses that are appropriate in order to accurately treat, manage, and supervise them. This research paper will review types of offenses and offenders; pervasiveness of sexual abuse and recidivism; and responses to sexual offending, including treatment, supervision, and management practices for this population. There is a long history of rape and rape culture. Over the years history has changed the definition of rape because it was too broad and different jurisdictions interpreted it differently to disenfranchise certain victims. Rape is defined by Webster Dictionary as “ to seize and take away by force.” Legal definition of rape is “nonconsensual sexual intercourse that is committed by physical force, threat of injury, or other duress.” Common law defines rape as “unlawful intercourse by a man against a woman who is not his wife, by force or threat and against her will.” The new definition states rape as “penetration, no matter how slight of the vagina or anus with any body part

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