The law should be that if both people give consent, you can have sex any age 15 and up. This new and improved consent law will be named the “15 and up Jensales Law.” In California, the consent law states that anyone who has sex under the age of 18 can be convicted of statutory rape, even if both people give consent. Also, the larger the age difference, the bigger the offense. So if two people are less than 3 year apart when they have sex, it is a misdemeanor, but if they are more than 3 year apart it is considered a felony.
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.
According to Michelle Oberman, who also wrote on the topic, getting rid of statutory rape laws pose to great of a risk to girls and their psychiatric health. Girls involved in either an exploitative one-night-stand or a continuous strand of unethical evenings, have a higher chance of depression, pregnancy, and illness. Overman says despite the usefulness of certain clauses of gender-neutral statutory rape laws, they “ignore the many exploitative sexual encounters between minors of similar ages.” She denotes that with out statutory rape laws being enacted, society risks the well-being of girls no matter the
Sexual offences are sexual assaults that are covered in the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Sexual assault also known as sexual violence or abuse is any type of involuntary sexual activity that the victim does not give consent to (does not agree to) and it is never the victim’s fault. Sexual assault can include any type of sexual contact with someone who cannot consent, such as someone who is underage, has an intellectual disability, or is passed out. It also includes rape, attempted rape, sexual coercion, sexual contact with a child, incest (sexual contact between family members), Fondling or unwanted touching above or under clothes. Sexual assault can also be verbal or visual and it is anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact
Some people believe that minors shouldn’t get life in prison because they are “just kids”, others believe that minors should get life in prison if needed to. I highly believe and agree with those who believe minors should get life in prison,because if they had the courage to commit a big serious crime then they should also have the courage to accept the consequences given to them. If you really think about it,if one doesn’t give them a serious consequences due to their action they’re going to think that it’s okay,that the court system will take it easy on them because just because they are “just children”, which it shouldn’t be like that. Criminals are criminals whether they are children or adults. Age is just a number but their crime is
1 Introduction Consent can be defined as voluntary agreement, compliance or permission. Consent is a unilateral act, and so consent may be withdrawn by one person. People are allowed to “waive their legal rights” if they choose to do so. This would mean that the victim, by consenting to suffer harm, excuses the wrongful conduct of the person who has inflicted the harm and thereby excuses him/her of being held liable.
It’s also been shown that 30% of sex offenders are usually a family member that commit sexual on their relatives. It has also been shown that 23% of sex offenders are under the age of 18, it’s doesn’t matter the race, gender, or socioeconomic status (Family Watchdog, 2015). In conclusion, these laws are in place to protect the community and all of the public in the United States, woman, men, and children. Sex offenders are a crime and a disease that we made send the rest of mankind trying to figure out how to put a halt to.
1 out of every 6 women have been the victim of either attempted or completed rape(pause). 14.8% completed rape, 2.8% attempted rape, 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under the age of 12(pause), 44% are under the age of 18(pause), 80% are under the age of 30. Any of those girls or women could end up pregnant and not be able to support or raise a child (pause). Rape victims can be minors and wouldn 't be mentally or physically prepared to care for a child (pause).
Rape is an arduous subject, especially for children, parents understandably hope to shield their children from it. However, according to R.A.I.N.N, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, 44% of sexual assault victims are under age 18. Whether people acknowledge it or not, the reality is this is a tragedy that happens to children. Ignoring the problem doesn’t change this fact. The Orange County Rape Crisis Center has ways to talk about rape with children at any age.
Minors should be tried as adults because they made the same mistakes as adults. If they had the guts to break the law, they should have the responsibility to face what they did. Age does not matter because it's just a number. What matters the most is for justice to be served how it's supposed to be. I feel if a child decides to make a huge life changing decision they should have to suffer the consequences.
For this student, I think this definition is limited, it says between a child/adolescent and an adult, this student believes that sexual abuse can occur also between adults or between child/adolescents. A person 's age should not define if is sexual abuse or
“America’s Unjust Sex Laws” is an editorial published in the Economist that argues that America’s laws for sex offenders is too stringent. The author makes tenacious arguments that gets the reader thinking, however most of the arguments that were made I contest with.
Sexual abuse is more likely to happen to a female then a male. Sexual abuse can also appear when adult or caretaker has intercourse with their child. Having sex with a child that is under age with is nasty, cruel, and intrinsically wrong. When one touches a child inappropriately, it is considered as sexual abuse. Also, it can bring about bad effects on a child.
Because people at age 21 are more responsible than 18. Moreover, because people at age 18 just enter a new phase of the independence life because this is the time that they live away from their parents and go to collage. Also, at 18 will start to have an irresponsible behavior due to lack of maturity and they will be under the risk of sexual activity. Also, Reducing the MLDA from 21 to 18 will minimize the thrill of breaking the law to drink alcohol.