In the past twelve years, reasons as to why women are being abducted, tortured, and murdered have ranged from forced prostitution to organ trafficking. These atrocities are viewed as an act of sexual feminicide. Since early 2002, two hundred and sixty nine women have been killed and four hundred and fifty women are missing (Fregroso 2). The phenomenon of these murdered women start from the conditions of the maquiladoras, where these women are coming from, how they are being killed, and what is being done to stop these killings. According to Astrid Gonzalez “Juarez is an ideal place to kill women, because you’re certain you will get away with it” (Dillon 1).
The case of Ted Bundy Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy, born Theodore Robert Cowell (November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989), was an American serial killer active between 1973 and 1978. After more than a decade of vigorous denials, he eventually confessed to over 30 murders, although the actual total of victims remains unknown. Estimates range from 26 to over 100, the general estimate being 35. Ted Bundy murders were confirmed in multiple states including Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, and Florida. Ted Bundy would rape strangle and beat young women and girls.
As he grew older, he had gained more experience after finding love, losing love, being betrayed and abandoned by his college lover Stephanie Brooks, finding out the truth of his family, and developed a dangerously charming, charismatic persona that which he used to abduct over 30 documented women, and then proceeded to murder and rape them (sometimes in that order). He was a cited sociopath, rapist, murderer, and necrophiliac. He managed to get away with murdering over 30 women from 1974 to 1978, and the reason is because he managed to reconstruct himself so efficiently, that nothing seemed psychologically off about him. He
Where females were the offenders, the emotional and irrational nature of the crime were outlined whereas for males the violence was made to seem ‘normal.’ Words such as ‘unnatural’ ‘unfeminine’ and ‘sadistic’ are boldly written in newspaper headlines when describing crimes committed by females, their appearances and lifestyles, unlike their male counterparts, are also of major interest. Eric Hickey (Magma, 2002) speaks of female killers and describes them, "These are the quiet killers, every bit as lethal as their male counterparts, but we are seldom aware of them in our midst because of the low visibility of their killing." Tracie Andrews is a former glamour model that was jailed for life for stabbing her fiancé Lee Harvey with a penknife. Andrews appealed for witnesses to come forward as she insisted her partner had been the victim of a road rage incident. At the time of the murder the main focus of the newspapers were on Tracie’s physical appearance (Marsh and Melville, 2009) with headlines such as ‘former model Tracy Andrews’ and ‘blonde Tracy Andrews’ the Sun newspaper also had the headline ‘Death Quiz Tracy in Glamour Poses’ subsequent to her arrest for the murder.
Battered Woman Syndrome In 2005 an average of three women every day was killed by an intimate partner. Of all the women homicides in the United States about one-third were killed by a husband or boyfriend (Bureau of Justice Statistics). Battered Women Syndrome can be defined as “a condition created by sustained physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, which creates a variety of physical and emotional symptoms” (Battered Child/Spouse Syndrome). Battered Woman Syndrome can leave its victims with physical and emotional problems, some of which are easily seen while others are more difficult to prove. From a legal standpoint this makes Battered Woman Syndrome a difficult defense to use.
Many themes and big ideas from our studies of American slavery are present in this narrative of human trafficking. Some example of themes and big ideas include separation of families, dehumanization, sexual exploitation, profit motive, and denial of access to social institutions. Meena was only about 11 years old, she was kidnapped from her village in north India by a human trafficker. She was then locked away in a brothel for many years before she escaped into freedom. This shows the theme separation of families because Meena was taken from her village when she was a little girl and put away inside a building.
Stiffer punishment for crack cocaine use also has landed more black women in prison, and for longer sentences than white women (and men). There is no doubt that there’s feminization of poverty and racial stereotyping. More than one out of three black women jailed did not complete high school, were unemployed, or had incomes below the poverty level at the time of the arrest (PARC). While black men are stereotyped as violent, drug dealing “gangstas,” black women are stereotyped as sexually loose, conniving, untrustworthy, welfare queens. Many of the mostly middle class judges and jurors believe that black women offenders are menaces to
663). Serial killer means someone who commits three or more murders in three or more separate locations with an emotional cooling off period in between the homicides. Serial killers are the group of people who kill, kill, and kill over a long period of time without ever being caught or stopped. Serial killers are generally cunning, manipulative and know the difference between right and wrong but dismiss it as applying to them. They are not capable of normal emotions such as love and generally react without considering the consequences of their actions.
Thursday, January 20, 2011 Research Paper on Honor Killings Research Paper on Honor Killings One of the worlds most hidden and heinous crimes is honor killings. Women are often murdered in all parts of the world for even slight rumor of dishonoring the family name. Hundreds of women of all ages are killed in the name of honor- most cases go unreported, and almost all go unpunished. Although a common occurrence in many middle eastern countries, this practice is virtually unknown in the western world, leaving millions unaware of the brutality of these killings. Honor killings can be defined as the killing of any person(s) to protect family honor.
There is around 500,000 to a million women being trafficked a year and a lot of them never get out. A lot of them are girls at about ten or eleven and sometimes they stay there until there thirty’s or they are put in different jobs like finding other girls. In a study in 2000 they found 104 victims but had only 80 cases. Out of those cases they arrested only 55 people that had anything to deal with the trafficking but only 16 brokers. This is really sad because the other brokers can find other people to recruit.