Well, there has been argument that it was absolutely moral and imperative to physically respond and intervene by stopping the sexual assault. Some critiques have gone as far as questioning why McQuery with his 6’5 size was unable to confront the assailant who was older (Sandusky, 2000). Others have gone as far as asserting the failure by McQuery to intervene was because of disinterest in child rape and as such, had it that Sandusky was beating the boy the he (McQuery) would have acted immediately (Sandusky, 2000). That is the born of
“I've learned that verbal abuse can be just as damaging as physical abuse and can take longer to heal from.” ( Dugard) This quote is showing how most people don’t know that verbal abuse is just as bad as physical abuse. Verbal abuse gets into your mind. It brainwashes the person and twists their way of thinking.
This is typically untrue of the western world, and is the reason that many deny its existence. However, the actual definition concerns the collective issues, cultural ingraining, and disparagement of rape and sexual assault. Many people may dismiss the term “rape culture,” saying that it is solely a term that has been invented by extremists and misandrists in order to make men look bad, or to make it seem like rape and sexual assault happen more often than they do. Unfortunately, it is a fairly common occurrence: “One in five women has been the victim of rape or an attempted rape in their lifetime. Nearly half of women have experienced sexual violence other than rape in their lifetime” (National Statistics, 1).
More so, “juveniles in adult facilities are at increased risk of being physically and sexually assaulted” (Adolescent Development and Competency Guidebook, n.d., p. 12). A minor may become a victim of other inmates and potentially the staff members. The guidebook also points out, minors are five times more likely than an adult to become a victim of physical or sexual abuse in an adult facility (Adolescent Development and Competency Guidebook, n.d.). Another challenge of putting minors in an adult facility is the staff members are not trained to deal with them. They do not understand the needs and characteristics of an adolescent offender (Adolescent Development and Competency Guidebook, n.d.).
On the other hand, many say that some punishments are too extreme. For example, expulsion from school is too harsh of a punishment. Some will argue that it was an accident or the victim brought it upon themselves. These kind of statements are very close-minded because there is no victim that would wish assault on themselves. As for expulsion from school that is not too harsh of a punishment because it is possible they could harm someone else on
In the 'Slender Man ' case, I believe that the two 12-year old girls are not competent to stand trial for attempted murder. In order to determine an adolescent’s competence to stand trial, their developmental immaturity, intellectual disability, and mental illness should be evaluated (Bath & Gerring, 2014). However, it is important to remember that these factors do not immediately rule that an adolescent is incompetent; it is the presence of one of these factors that can increase that possibility (Bath & Gerring, 2014). In this case, two 12-year old girls lured their friend into the wood to murder her in honor of ‘Slender Man’, a mythological character. Both these girls have demonstrated deficits in their development neurologically, intellectually, emotionally, and psychosocially (Scott & Grisso, 2004).
The word “dangerous” could have a different meaning to people. The word can have many different contexts according to different people. When I read Steven Pinker’s list on dangerous ideas it made me wonder how most of these topics on this list can be quite difficult to talk about with others. The nature of these questions can cause uproar among people who all have different experiences or opinions. One of the questions that stood out to me in Pinker’s essay was “Do men have an innate tendency to rape?”
There are many negative beliefs towards the male gender because of the stereotypes society believes in. When people hear about a news of a rape incident between both genders, they automatically assume the female is the victim and the male is the offender. They make this assumption based on real statistics - since 99% of sex offenders are male and over 80% of the victims are female (sapac.umich.edu). For this reason, parents with daughters feel skeptical when their daughters is around a male since they believe she might be forced into sexual conducts. Society believe when males have a high tendency to feel sexual pleasure, they can not control themselves and will force another individual into sexual conducts in order to satisfy their urge.
This is a scary situation for children and women in today’s society. The constant fear of, is my neighbour a sex offender, is the pastor of my church or even my child’s school teacher a sex offender. We cannot tell just by looks if a person is a sex offender. So we need to enforce ways of keeping all the sex offenders known after the first offense. And we need stronger measures to keep them away from the public.
The adolescents still have a whole life to go through and having the child tried as an adult will be a risk. Most people think that if a child is roomed with an adult then everything will be fine because the adult will protect the child; what the people do not know is what the criminals can do. In Parsell personal experience, he stated “I [also] had been raped in prison at 17… On my first day, I was drugged, gang raped, and turned into sexual chattel” (The New York Times) and what sexual chattel signifies is turning an innocent person into an
Victims’ feeling of recovery is dependent on the degree of distress they experienced from the crime. a. Victims of lighter crimes were more readily to cooperate in the process versus those of high distress victims. After conferences or mediations, the high distress victims were far more likely to remain angry and fearful of the offenders (Daly, 2015). b. Victims from graver crimes may not view the restorative justice system as beneficial. While 78% of the low distress crimes seemed to have recovered a year later after the offense, 71% of high distress victims had not recovered (Daly, 2002).
If the adult brain and Juvenile brain are different than it only seems fair to treat them one another in a peculiar way when relating to crime. It is completely absurd to believe that a 12 year old can be held to the same standards as a 30 year old. Yes some do deserve to be in juvenile hall but not in prison with older inmates who have fully comprehended that what they did was most of the time inexcusable
According to many public agencies across the United States, over one million children were found to be victims of abuse in 1994, and three million reports of possible abuse of neglect. Every child’s experience of maltreatment is different and unique. It all depends on the child’s characteristics, their relationship with the perpetrator, and the intensity of the maltreatment done to the child. Workers in child protective services (CPS) agencies need a better understanding of the dynamics of maltreatment to help them decide what’s best for the child. This will guide them and help them offer appropriate programs that are beneficial and helpful to the child.