The guide this author created discusses the problem of aquaintance rape of college students, addressing it’s scope, causes, and contributing factors. With the information in this guide, it is the authors belief that police and public safety officers can more effectively prevent the
The other victim is a young girl whose name was not given, and she was raped at a high school party after getting highly intoxicated. Many witnesses say that they saw her passed out, unable to walk, and even called her a mess during the time. There were various pictures and videos of her posted that night where the statements of the witnesses were confirmed (Strasser,2013). Both victims were taken advantage of and thankfully their rapists were both convicted. The first case was a little more difficult because there’s always going to be an issue with disability and consent.
In a five year period between 1990 and 1995 Jesperson murdered eight women, mostly by strangulation. But Keith claims that he is the most prolific serial killer that’s ever lived and has confessed to over 160 murders. However police were only able to connect him to eight murders. Jepserson was an interstate truck driver and most of his victims were young women and prostitutes that he found at truck stops.
The first lesson I learned from this lecture is how to be an active bystander. More precisely, if we see that something wrong is happening, then we should do something about it. Especially when the victim is a student of the classes for which we are TA, our responsibility to help him or her doubles, whether the incident takes place on-campus or elsewhere. If the situation is an emergency and if we recognized that we should intervene, we should ask the victim if he or she needs help; if yes, then we should listen to them, believe them, and encourage them to call the police and other required actions. In some situations that someone is stalking a victim, we can call others for help and intervene.
In January 2015, two college graduates from Stanford University passed by and spotted a younger classmate raping a half-naked, unconscious woman behind a dumpster. Brock Turner was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault, as he was looking at fourteen years of jail time. Although, just recently his sentenced was lower to only three months in jail and probation. “The judge feared that a
Activists have come to a strong conclusion that sexual education must be introduced to students before they become sexually involved. Today’s sex education needs to cover more than teenage pregnancies and diseases. It must include open discussions on what consent and sexual violence is. Learning how to ask for, give, and hear consent are skills that need to be taught, learned, and applied. However, this will not fully eliminate the issue.
There are many problems on college campuses and several go unnoticed. According to BestCollege.com, “one out of five college students experience some type of sexual assault during their college career”. Sexual assault is a term used to describe any type of unwanted sexual activity without the consent of a person (Sexual Assault). One out of five students being assaulted is a major issue in many ways. For example, being a victim of sexual assault can be very damaging for the rest of one’s life, whether it is mentally, emotionally, or physically.
People, like Amanda Collins, argue that with guns on campus students will be able to stop criminal activates such as rape. Ms. Collins, a survivor of rape, states that if students were allowed to carry a gun, her own incident and “two other rapes would have been prevented and three young lives would have been saved.” I agree that in her situation guns may have helped her; however, even in her situation having a gun is not the best defensive approach. These criminals, who avoid strict law enforcement while committing these crimes, will also find a way to prevent the victim from using their gun while attacking them. This situation will leave the victims just as helpless. So, in these cases, gun are not the best solution, instead individual should take defensive classes and use techniques taught on that class to try and run away from the criminal.
It’s mostly known and thought out to think that date rape is usually forced and not consensual, but is it really? Date rape is thought to be with a stranger or someone the victim just met but also usually is someone that the victim knows or just met. Date rape is forced and or without warning to the victim.The victim is often drugged and there state of mind is altered to not know what is occurring around them. Statistics show that date rape is the most common form of rape which is about 78 percent of all rapes. Rape is very common, 1 out of 4 girls fall victim to an attempt before they are 25 years old.
One of the women was raped and the other two were assaulted, but escaped before they were raped. Based on the descriptions and the similarities of the attacks, Los Angeles police concluded that the same person committed all three attacks—the victims all were attacked at about 6 a.m. by a man with a knife as they walked to a bus stop. The police soon focused on 29-year-old Luis Vargas because he had a single teardrop tattoo under his left eye. All three victims identified Vargas in photo lineups, although with less than 100 percent certainty. Vargas was arrested on 07/21/1998.
This case gained negative notoriety because of the light sentence Turner was given. New ideas have to be constructed so that violations like that of Brock Turner will not occur repeatedly in collegiate settings. Colleges need to implement “zero tolerance” policies when disciplining sexual predators. If someone is tried and convicted of a sexual crime on campus, they should be permanently expelled instead of being allowed to return when their sentence is up, like Brock Turner’s case