Sexual Assault And Rape During The World Today

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Two of the most serious public health and social issues faced in the world today are sexual assault and rape. Sexual assault and rape are words that are often used interchangeably but the terms have two distinct definitions. The United States Department of Justice defines sexual assault as any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Sexual activities that fall under the definition of sexual assault include forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape.
Research in this area is extremely important because so many people are uneducated about sexual assault and rape. For the purpose of this paper, I conducted your research by utilizing news articles, empirical articles, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) and the United States’ Department of Justice and several websites who advocate against sexual assault and rape. In addition, I included an article and its methodology of the peer reviewed article entitled Trauma Exposure, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Problem Drinking in Sexual Assault Survivors. In accordance with the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) and the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) rape is no longer defined as “The carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will” but is now 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
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