The Profiling Of Sex Offenders

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Sex Offenders Brittany Pegram CJUS 340-D05 Criminology Professor Ryan Sharp Abstract In this paper I will discuss the typical profiling of sex offenders and how one cannot simply point them out in a crowd. I will discuss why sex offenders do not stand out from “normal” people. I will discuss a little bit of why these people do the things they do and what kind of cure there is for these crimes, if any. It is important to know why we cannot assume one is bad news, such as a sex offender and to find out for sure. The true meaning of “you cannot judge a book by its cover” will be revealed in this paper with many examples. “Society and policy makers have long struggled with finding effective ways to protect the public from sex offenders. A sex offender is a person who has been convicted of certain sex offense crimes. Examples of sex offenses include: -Sexual conduct with a minor -Sexual assault -Sexual assault of spouse -Molestation of a child -Continuous sexual abuse of a child -Infamous crimes against nature -Lewd and lascivious acts -Indecent exposure/Public sexual indecenct -Taking a child for the purpose of prostitution -Sexual exploitation of a minor -Incest -Kidnapping -Aggravated assault -Murder -Unlawful imprisonment -Burglary (when the offense includes evidence of sexual motivation)” (FindLaw, n.d.) There is no such thing as a “typical” sex offender. Sex offenders can come in both male and female, homeless, or have a home, any race, and can have any type of
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