Sexual violence, particularly against children, is a significant issue all around the world. In the early 1990’s in the United States, there were multiple well-publicized cases of sexual violence against children. From kidnappings, to rapes, and everything in between, violence was being committed against children and something needed to be done about it. In 1996, Megan’s Law was passed in response to the sexual assault and death of Megan Kanka, a seven-year-old from New Jersey (Corrigan, 2006). This law is still in effect. By looking at the historical context, goals, and results of Megan’s Law, one can see that Megan’s Law has had mixed outcomes.
The Jerry Sandusky trial began in 2012 and was held in Centre County, Pennsylvania. Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts and sentenced to 30 to 60 years in jail (Curry, 2015). The details of the case are horrific in nature, and worse is five men were made aware of the incidents and no action was taken to alert authorities. During the trial the victims were led through questions that all pointed toward the trust they had in Sandusky. The university is located in a small town setting where people work hard and have little; Sandusky reaching out to someone was considered a big deal. The guilty verdict was received with joy and sadness as the impact to the region was unknown. Sandusky is currently serving his sentence, but appealing the
In Rick Reilly’s article “the sins of the father” beginning with “What a fool I was”, Reilly shows his regret of making Joe Paterno, a well-know, honorable, winning football coach of Penn State Nittany Lions a saint without knowing what Paterno had done. The exigence is that Paterno, who brought 409 victories to his team, covers the Penn State child sex abuse scandal for his own benefit and reputation. Reilly takes a stance and tries to convince his audience, people who cares about football sports and cares about this particular scandal of Paterno, that what Paterno contributes to his team could not free him from his fault. Paterno should still be blamed for his indulgence towards Sandusky’s crime.
They tend to seek help in their campus administrators and they do not provide resources, support that will help the victims, instead, they ask blaming questions. The administrator is more interested in what the victim was wearing and how drunk they were. Victim blaming is when a victim of a crime is held responsible or blamed for the harm being committed. These victims are quickly blamed for their offender's actions and live in fear of running into their offender again on campus. Approximately about 88% of women do not report; victim blaming has caused a silent effect in which women are embarrassed by reporting. Colleges are protecting their public record and do not wish to affect their brand be publicly admitting the high rates of sexual assaults. The documentary focused on a student attending Harvard Law School and the administrators insisted that the female victim should remain silent and avoid spreading the incident around. They asked questions such as, "Did you give him the wrong message, why did you choose not to fight back". Victim blaming is presented when the administrators are more interested in what the victim did wrong rather than what the offender's actions
Generally, the person with whom someone enters into a relationship with is no one’s business but his or her own. However, depending on a couple’s ages, getting intimate with a partner may be considered a criminal offense in Pennsylvania. Being convicted of statutory sexual assault charge can have serious consequences with lasting effects.
The mishandling of Sandusky by the school has led to the damaged their reputation and credibility. This scandal has left many of Penn State’s organization in a crisis. Management was greatly affected by Sandusky actions, because they failed to report what was really going on. They simply ignored it; this has led to loss of business, or donations, and talented students and staff. They felt as though the leadership did not care about Penn State or the victims. These ethical issues have led to them paying more than $92 million in the child sex abuse scandal. The school could have spent this money on the students, who would have benefited more instead of using it to pay the victims of a crime that never should have happened. “We hope this is another
In the article “School Violence Beyond Columbine: A Complex Problem in Need of an Interdisciplinary Analysis” by Stuart Henry, he makes the argument that perpetrators of school violence typically have “previously been the victim of violence over time, and the extent of the extreme violent event is the outcome of the effects of reciprocal victimization at multiple levels rather than at just one.”(Henry p. 1256) I will explain what the above statement means by discussing the Individual level, the Group level, and the Institutional/ Organizational level where victims experience the effects of the violence. With each level, I can express examples of student victimization and demonstrate how “it is important to identify a wide range of violence at different levels of society that affect the school and see how these are reciprocally interrelated in the school setting as a process over time”. (Henry p. 1261)
“Together with a few friends, Matthew reported what he knew to school administrators, and police ultimately arrested and charged two students involved in the shooting plot.” This sentence from the article is a perfect example of why sometimes it’s a good reason to be a whistle-blower, a person who tells for a good purpose. If Matthew decided not to tell them a great deal of lives could
REPORTER: The reporter/anonymous called concerns for the victims, Aysiaunna, and two unknown children. According to the reporter, 1 month ago, Gina Jones’ son (14 year old) molested Aysiaunna, and the unknown child was sent to a facility. The child disclosed the incident that took place to someone at the facility, and a report was made. The reporter said Gina’s daughter (unknown) told someone about the incident, and Gina knew about it but she waited days before saying something. Aysiaunna’s mother knew about the incident, but didn’t report the incident. The mother (Kizzie) said she would never allow Aysiaunna to go over to Gina’s home. According to the reporter, this past weekend, Aysiaunna and her brother (2 year old) were at a party with
The concept of criminal failure to act is an interesting one in that in the one hand it tries to make persons to be orally and ethically responsible for the common good, on the other hand it attempts to restrict or stop criminal liability in situations in which the defendants have no control over (Sistare, 1989). The concept advocates for the understanding that the failure by someone to act in a particular situation results in the cat tagged as omission. In the case of the Sandusky rape case at the Penn State University; there have been debates on whether or not the Assist Coach McQuery was justified not take action by preventing his senior, Sandusky form molesting r raping the boy (Sistare, 1989).
If you are above the age of of 18 and having sex with minors you are still a criminal. In a lot of cases Adults having sex with these minors are taking advantage of the minors inability to tell real love from a fling. Kids at this age have hormones raging and are confused on what they really want at the time, so they make easy targets. If the relation you share with your 19 year old boyfreind when your 15 is true love, than the two of you can wait till when your of age to engage in intercourse. I’m refferencing a case where this exact the happend and the boyfreind is now on the sex offender registry, true love has patience if need be.
The majority of pedophiles are viewed as dangerous offenders and criminals who are rarely spoken about until an incident occurs, my beliefs are that pedophiles are indeed dangerous offenders, but also suffer from an unpleasant psychiatric disorder. It differs from other mental illnesses in many ways, such as affecting victims lives as well as their own. Pedophiles may participate in disgusting behaviours, but with the right help may recover from this illness.
Sexual Assault and rape are serious social issues and crime in the United States that athletes get away with because they are highly profiled and they can deny it which makes it seem the victim is lying, they can afford better lawyers because they are rich and powerful and women seem to trust them because they feel nothing will happen to them off their high profile. Women are the main victims of sexual assault and rape, while during most situations men are the perpetrators. Where there also have been rare incidents where children have been involved with child rape and sexault assault rather the victims are men,women or children they tend to stay quiet because they feel they won 't be believed. There has been a long list of sexual assault with
This summer, all over the United States it was difficult to turn on one’s television and not be subjected to the Stanford University case where a young man named Brock Turner sexually assaulted a young woman, with the mindset that what he was doing was okay, and that no consequences would come to him. Luckily according to CNN “‘About 25 yards away, two men, passers-by, had pinned down and restrained a young man who was later identified as Turner” (CNN). If not for those two bystanders, the damage done to the young victim would have been unimaginable. In the United States one out of every five women in college are victims of sexual assault. With sexual violence being so prevalent, the media attempts to make it okay to use for branding purposes,
Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. The definition of sexual assault covers all the sexual activities as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape. It is not the problem of our country but it’s the problem increasing worldwide. There are various factors affecting the investigation of sexual assault cases but some of them plays a very important role while investigation of the such cases and to arrest the main suspect or the offender of the case. There are various investigation protocols for investigation of such types of crime has been developed in the other countries but in our country like