(1998) stated “Legal samples are also likely to contain the more serious cases, limiting their generalizability” (p. 24). I believe there is no validity to this statement. As a reader, I am questioning what Rind and colleagues consider to be “serious” cases of child sexual assault and which cases are “not serious.” The statement is a matter of subjective opinion rather than fact. Individuals all perceive their assault differently; it is not up to Rind to determine what is a serious and what not a serious sexual assault of a child is. An individual, who might have experienced a “less severe” sexual assault in Rind’s opinion, might experience more mental health effects than a different individual who Rind considers to have had a “more severe” assault experience.
He said that the girl in 1988 got her arm broken, but others did not. Only if they resisted, they tended to get hurt more. Mr. Bernardo minimized the sexual attacks on these young girls by stating, “You have ups and down - depending on the more they fought, the more I fought.” These words also conceal violence because it does not indicated what he did when they fought back. A broken arm must have been quite painful for the young schoolgirls. The statement also suggests that he was determined to go through with the sexual assault even if they fought back, which seems to combat his story of sex and sexual anxiety.
Registered sex offenders who did not commit an actual sexual assault, are still subjected to being ridiculed and sometime victims of violence. An individual who urinates in public is classified as the same as an individual who committed rape. Even if an individual pleads no contest, they still have to register on the sex offender list. Sex offender policies unfairly targets juveniles because their victims are young. However, because they are young, their victims will tend to be younger.
Although it is depicted in the movie that he might be faking being mentally ill; committing the crime of statutory rape meets a criterion of Antisocial Personality Disorder. People with this disorder have an impairment with intimacy. The want to control others or intimidate them. Even though Randle states that she was willing when speaking of the sexual encounter. Randle is quite intimidating, so the young lady may have felt pressured and persuaded into the sex act.
In the Crucible abigail williams, and the other girls gave crazy testimony of people they accused of witchcraft. If the people didn’t admit the girls would fake attacks from them saying their specters hurt them. In Just Ask my children false testimony was produced from the McCuan girls of being assaulted from their parents and also Brandon and Brian Kniffen. In both false testimony the children were pressured by outside adults whether even if they would admit that nothing bad had happen. They were basically forced into saying these
William, It is sad to see such a thing happen to a young little girl. I think people believe sexting does not hurt someone because he or she is not causing physical harm to the other person. However, sexting cause severe psychological harm to the victim, especially if it happen to young adults. I considered sexting as a mental illness since the abusers is not in their right mind distributing sensitive images and being a naïve, immature bully. On the other hand the victim will suffer from mental anguish of embarrassment, depression, shame, and possibly guilt letting the other person take the pictures.
“Some survivors may engage in substance abuse of drugs or alcohol to help him or her cope with the overwhelming feelings” (joyfullheartfoundation.org). When a person is raped according to the joyful heart foundation the victim may engage in drugs for a quick relief. In reality it is only causing them more pain and problems. Victims of white-collar crime are so lucky that they do not have all the emotional and physical aftermath effects of street crime victims. Rape victims may come to terms with what happened to them and go on with their life, as they should, but they will flinch at an unknown touch, they will feel frightened as they walk alone, and they will have an extremely tough time trusting anyone again.
Previous research shows that consensual sex is most ambiguous when it comes to ‘Diminished Capacity rape’ (Abbey, 2002). This is when one person forces sexual penetration on another person who cannot consent to the activity. Diminished Capacity rape occurs most when individuals are intoxicated. This type of rape is the reason why most young people as a culture are at risk of misunderstanding non consensual signs. A news article was presented about an oxford student activist, resigning from posts over non-consensual sex (Khomami, 2015) (See appendix 2 for explanation).
Big or small, losing someones trust is a huge deal. When I tell my friends something that isn’t meant for others to hear and they go ahead and tell someone else, it has a negative impact on me. Personally, it makes me feel like I’ve been stabbed in the back. Another example is when people tell you one thing, but then do the complete opposite or nothing at all. My friend once, had a friend of hers’ tell her they were going to go hangout, but the other girl lied last minute, making up some excuse to get out of it so she could hang out with others.
While there are some that make the career choice willingly, many of them have been found to be victims of human trafficking. This becomes an ethical conflict as the justice systems end up prosecuting and punishing the very people they were meant to protect. Should the girl even managed to overcome the trauma of being a sex slave and survive the justice system, they now have a criminal record for sex work related offenses when they try to reintegrate back into society. They are often prevented from getting decent jobs and other prospects of rebuilding their lives after. Therefore, even if they are able to escape from the horrors of the sex trade, a record of their “criminal” activity victimizes them for the rest of their lives (Flora and Keohane,