Furthermore, when information sharing is increased it allows greater access to data on sex offenders. This would help law enforcement to promote justice by having equal access to information. However, at this stage there is not enough research to show to what extent this will impact the justice system’s efficiency. Members of the public can protect themselves Proponents for sex offender registers claim that they provide an effective preventative tool because, if people know where offenders reside, those in the community can protect themselves from the risk that sex offender pose. The supposition is that by knowing a sex offender resides in your community, the community can take steps to prevent being victimised.
The trial judge was also concerned about social harm from the sexual exchanges. She claimed that this behaviour was indecent, due to the fact it was degrading, dehumanizing, and heightened the risks of sexually transmitted diseases. The accused appealed, which brought the case to the Quebec Court of Appeal. A majority vote upheld the findings from the judge’s conclusion, and the issue was appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada (R. v. Labaye 728). ISSUES Should ‘indecency’ in criminal law be determined by the severity of harm or by public morality?
The rape myths that R. v. Ewanchuk includes within its case is heavily linked to the social construction of males and females involved in sexual assault cases. The outcome of this case largely impacted the feminist movement in a strong way. This case changed the future of sexual assault cases within many ways. To begin with, consent must be determined from the complainants/victims mind opposed to his or her actions. Secondly, there are many forms of physical actions along with verbal ways of issuing to refuse consent.
If buying sex becomes an illegal activity, less individuals will feel inclined to buy it. Also, it is a known fact that prostitutes are constantly exposed to physical, verbal, and emotional abuse from their pimps, so the passing of this Bill would hopefully make sex workers feel empowered to come forward and report the abusive behaviour they are always
Mill considers this situation also very concerning, referring to it as “the tyranny of the majority” (4). Even without a formal law or government in place, the citizens of a society tend to regulate themselves to a certain extent. However, this extent, more often than not, turns into a autocratic opinion that shames the minority that has a different perspective. Society must take into consideration these defective forms of decision making while determining the legal status of polygamy. To arrive at a fair decision, the citizens and their governing body would have to work in conjunction.
Tyler Oakley once said, in his book Binge,“This is why homophobia is a terrible evil: it disguises itself as concern while it is inherently hate.” This is one of the most important topics the world is facing: Homophobia. Homophobia is the fear & hating of people in the LGBTQ+ community. People in this community face discrimination from all around them. However, I believe this shouldn’t be the case. If I had the option of changing the world, the one change I would make is stopping the discrimination and violence against LGBTQ+ individuals because they face too much discrimination, some of them are extremely strong and powerful, and all face violence and sometimes murdering.
Rind, Bauserman, and Tromovitch’s (1998) meta-analysis of childhood sexual abuse was controversial and challenging to read. The article challenged many of my preconceived notions about how trauma is manifested in children who have been sexually assaulted. There is a very wide range of incidents that could fall under the umbrella that is considered childhood sexual assault. This wide range could potentially cause a large margin of error in findings of research on effects of childhood sexual assault. However, I would disagree with Rind et al.
Although there is some scientific evidence that implies the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions for most criminal offenders, the effectiveness of treatment for sex offenders is unknown and remains to be a hot subject of debate for most people. Treatment ultimately depends on the individual and the contextual factors, like a former child abuse victim. With studies, conclusions are not supported and the conducted research is not reliable or valid for that matter. The quality of the research and its consistent results make up the heart of trustworthy research. The quality of research studies continues to change and so do the defining characteristics of the experiments, these consist of narrative reviews, synthesis research, quasi-experiments, and so
The existing laws and regulations are not adequate to address the assault and exploitation of disabled women in Canada. Women with mental disabilities who have experienced sexual assault may not pursue legal action toward the perpetrator. This may be due to the widespread belief “that the woman will be unable to participate in or withstand a criminal investigation” (Benedet and Grant, 2014, p. 134). The inquiries and questionings involved in criminal investigations are often lengthy, intrusive matters for those involved, in addition to doubts of the victim 's claims. Next, women with mental disabilities or illnesses may be targeted due to the fact that they are less likely to accuse the assailant.
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,