Essay On Sexual Predators

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Sexual Predators in the Eyes of Society Female sexual offenders are treated differently than male sexual offenders even though they both commit serious crimes. Females are not seen as sexual predators in the eyes of society because when a woman commits a sexual assault it is considered a fantasy come true and not taken seriously. If a male sexual predator commits that same assault, it would be taken very seriously and he would be severely punished. Female sexual predators are treated less harshly than males by the law and the press because they are not seen as predators who could commit such crimes. Puryear Law defines sexual assault under Illinois state law as “an act of sexual penetration by the use of force or threat of force.” Puryear Law also gives a few other variations of this that are also considered sexual assault under the state law, such as “an act of sexual penetration and the accused knew that the victim was unable to understand the nature of the act or was unable to give knowing consent” or “commits an act of sexual penetration with a victim who was at least 13 years of age but under 18 years of age when the act was committed and the accused was 17 years of age or over and held a position of trust, authority or supervision in relation to the victim.” These variations…show more content…
Most of the time, females are disregarded for being able to be a sexual predator just for the fact that they are women. Females are not seen as powerful enough to be able to commit sexual offense. They are seen as It is also assumed by society that if a female commits a sex crime that it was wanted by the victim because older females are seen as someone to try and seduce. Also, males are easily able to be tried for sexual assault crimes because of how the law explains sexual assault. These laws can be tricky to apply to females because of the fact that females cannot “penetrate” someone else
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