The controversial idea of females being sex offenders is represented by the proportion of women in jail or accused is most likely disproportionate to reality. In the United Kingdom for example, the Lucy Faithfull Foundation estimates that up to 64,000 women are sex offenders, yet fewer than 2 percent of the people on the sex offenders registry are women (Townsend & Syal, 2009). Female sex offenders are often ignored and under reported due to gender roles that portray men who were assaulted or who believe they were assaulted as weak. Additionally low female offender percentage is due to police and other professionals not treating male rape victims as a serious concern. In addition, media portrayals of sexual assault and rape create an everyday
Sexual Assault: Breaking the Trust Sexual Assault is a problem that has and continues to affect all branches of the military today. The military’s way of addressing sexual assault differs from the civilian authorities’ way of handling sexual assault. But while civilians are tried by a judge in civilian courts, active duty military personnel normally face charges by the court-martial process. In some cases, the service member has faced charges in both court systems. Numerous articles and television reports expose sexual assaults and rape that occurs within the ranks of the U.S. military.
Navy and United States Marine Corps aviation officers were alleged to have sexually assaulted at least 83 women and 7 men, or otherwise engaged in "improper and indecent" conduct at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada, top officials have taken another look at sexual harassment policies and programs. Each of the service chiefs has adopted the "Zero Tolerance" policy. When implemented, it will mean that sexual harassment will not be condoned; every effort will be made by all members of the service to eliminate this unacceptable attitude. This is not a new policy; all the services have had this policy to fight sexual harassment since the 1980s. But they failed to implement or enforce it."
Theft and handling stolen goods is the most common indictable offense for women. Female arrestees acknowledged as having drug problems are more probable than men to have received drug treatment, spend more money on drugs, report recent use of more harmful drugs and are more often referred to a drug rehabilitation unit (Trueman, 2015). Violent crimes are often committed by women as well. Violence is most common when the victim is male, since he may resist more than a woman (Pollock, 2002). Half of the women incarcerated for homicide or murder related charges are serving time for that offense and that offense was their only offense.
The first article I read was a piece by Marina Koren called "Telling the Story of the Stanford Rape Case." Koren talks about the case and the two letters from the victim and Turner’s father. According to the article, several sexual assault advocates believe that the Stanford University case reveals why many assault cases on campuses remain unreported (Koren). Turner did not deserve the six-month jail term because the punishment meted to him did not fit the crimes he
His casual approach to sexual violence mirrors the violence throughout 1984. In this scenario, the sexual violence is dehumanizing the woman in the movie, just like women are dehumanized by sexual assault in society today. Despite sometimes appearing as a foreign problem, the dismissal of sexual assault is very prominent in society today. The United States 45th president, Donald Trump, has allegedly sexually assaulted nineteen women (NPR). These accusations surfaced before his election and after he bragged about “grabbing p***y”.
Why do sex offender’s receive less punishment for the hurt they cause to children and adults? In most cases there is very little jail time for sex offenders. And for many years, even in today’s society there has been a ongoing problem with sex offenders. According to the book Sentencing Sex Offenders “The U.S.Supreme Court said it bluntly in 2002: “Sex Offender’s are a serious threat in this nation” (Hudson Jr 10). You hear of a child getting kidnaped, raped and even killed by sex offenders.
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).
Women are not treated as harshly as men in court and men have far more violent crimes committed against them. An article from, "permutationsofninjas.org", revealed that men are 165% more likely to be convicted than women. This bias is completely unfair to men! A study from a professor at University of Michigan law, Sonja Starr found, that men get 63% longer sentences than women for the same crime, the court bias against men in at least 6 times larger than the racial bias in court, and that women are twice as likely to avoid incarceration than men. Men are also extremely disadvantaged when it comes to violent crimes.
“street cred.” Jacoby says that those who oppose corporal punishment may argue that it is “too degrading” or “too brutal.” Jacoby mentions that, in today’s society, incarceration is “an all-purpose punishment, suitable -- or so it would seem -- for crimes violent and nonviolent.” However, Jacoby believes that it is prison that is degrading and brutal. He supports his belief that prison is too brutal with a fact from The Boston Globe (1994) which says that “more than 200,000 prison inmates are raped each year, usually to the indifference of the guards.” Jacoby quotes former Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun who writes, “The horrors experienced by many young inmates,