Violent crimes are violations of the criminal law that requires violence against one person to another, which the extent of minor to major impact on society of criminal jurisprudence that has shifted from the past to today. There are two differences in the violence and crime. Crime can be any type of rape and homicide, but in fact where does the sense of violence come from as today. In the past nothing wasn’t homicide or violence, it was all about the different laws in different groups that were created and to be punished in the way of hate, the sense of integration or separation in the past. Today crime is in any type of way, but as a law enforcement, what makes a violent crime.
As grim as the idea of rape with limited to no punishment can be, it is becoming a reality. From not being taken seriously to being completely ignored, rape and sexual assault are treated as minor crimes to many people. Certain laws allow these crimes to be brushed away when in reality, rape can be fatal. The severe impact rape and sexual assault can have on a person lasts a lifetime, with no breath of fresh air or sanity. The mild consequences perpetrators face desensitizes the rest of the world and our growing society to the true horrors of rape and strengthens rape culture.
Like most of the world, The Bahamas has not yet fully tackled the issue of crime. This is especially evident in the nation’s capital, New Providence. On this island the murder count regularly surpasses 100 individuals annually. For a country of less than 400,000 people this places us
The emotions which many males hold in often result in aggression or violence. A large amount of the crime in the Bahamas are committed by men. According to a news article written by Sandra Stubs “Police say 70 per cent of local murders are committed by young men between the ages of 18 and 35 - and their victims are usually other young men.” Many men in the Bahamian society are viscous and violent individuals. These marginalized youthful males either go in to the construction field, join a gang or engage in criminal behavior inclusive of drug dealing, stealing and housebreaking. Take note of how many males are hauled before our judicial system on a daily
Since young, we were told by family and friends that sex is a sensitive topic to discuss. But why should it be? By avoiding this topic, we’re reducing the awareness of the general public about sex and its current main issue - sexual violence. According to the World Health Organization, sexual violence is defined as any attempt of sexual acts, unwanted sexual comments or advances directed to a person’s sexuality using coercion. This issue has been one of the most underreported issues around the world and could affect everyone regardless of gender, age, and status.
Rape and sexual violence affects millions of people each year. Anyone, regardless of race, gender, or sexuality can experience these tragedies. Rape is someone taking advantage of someone sexually. Sexual assault can be verbal, physical, or anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact or attention. Sexual assault and rape are serious social and widespread health issues.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in serious physical, sexual or psycho-emotional impairment to women, occurring in public or private life”. The literature indicates that it is a universal crime. Also, it is a serious public health problem due to its high morbidity (Krug et al., 2002). Sexual violence has been defined in the World Report on Violence and Health as any sexual act, attempts to obtain a sexual act, or acts to traffic for sexual purposes, directed against a person using coercion, harassment or advances made by any person regardless of their relationship to the victim, in any setting, including but not limited to home and work (Jewkes et al., 2002).
According to Oxford Advanced Learners' Dictionary, rape is 'forcing somebody to have sex with you when they do not want to, by threatening them or using violence' (Oxford University Press, 2005). By extension of logic, Marital Rape can be defined as sexual intercourse by a man with his wife, obtained by force, threat of force, or physical violence, or when she is unable to give consent. It is a non-consensual act of sexual violence by a husband against the wife, where other forms of physical or mental abuses are also involved most of the times. As per the approximations made by the UN Population Fund, more than 2/3rds of married women in India, aged between 15 and 49 have been beaten, raped or forced to provide sex. In the present day, studies indicate that between 10 and 14% of married women are raped by their husbands; half of the battered women coming for treatment report marital rape.
Gender violence has long been a problem existing in many societies all over the world and not just in Africa. According to Duke University’s women’s center, which is an educational institution in the United States, gender violence includes rape, sexual assault relationship violence, sexual harassment, stalking, prostitution and sex trafficking. This type of violence influences or is influenced by gender relations. However, for the purpose of this research, the focus is on women. Women in many parts of the world are looked
Domestic violence Domestic violence is mistreatment by one partner against another in a close relationship such as dating, marriage, live in or a familial relationship. Domestic violence is also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, dating abuse and intimate partner violence (IPV). Domestic violence can be physical, emotional, verbal, economic and sexual abuse. Domestic violence can be subtle, coercive or violent. According to the World Health Organisation, around 30% of women around the world report experiencing violence from their partner.