It is a common place to attach labels to criminals in an attempt to explain and better understand their behaviour through describing them as possessing a certain characteristic trait. There is a varied finding on who exactly commits child sexual abuse, but the most common finding that is present in the majority of child abuse cases is that sexual offenders are predominantly family members or are closely regarded or known by the child. People who sexually abuse suffer from emotional immaturity, low self-esteem, an inability to see harm in their actions and lack the knowledge to control their impulses. Often
The factors that influence the departure or remaining of a wife with her abusive spouse are explained. Resolutions that may assist in improving the emotional and physical problems are identified. The Victimization of Women Married to Substance Addicted Men Women from all walks of life, of different societies, culture, race and creed experience the devastating effects of violence on a regular basis. Aggravated assault, simple assaults, sexual assaults, murders and rapes are all occurrences of violence against women. “In general, for both fatal and non-fatal violence, women are at higher risk than men to be victimized by an intimate” (Craven, 1996, p. 2).
Domestic violence is widespread in America, and is usually thought of in terms of violence by men against women, though some women do batter men. Child abuse is also very common, and can involve violence against children of either sex by adults of either sex, even to the degree that it is not uncommon for children to be murdered by relatives. A hidden side of domestic violence is that between partners in same sex-relationships. It occurs between gay men and between lesbians. It has been estimated that more than six million women are victims of domestic violence every year in the United States, and this violence ranges from simple hassling in the street to rape and incest, to physical and psychological abuse, all of which are very destructive
The restrictions affect MSM and the female sex partners of MSM. They do not otherwise affect women, including women who have sex with women. Many LGBT organizations ("lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender" people) view the restrictions on donation as based on homophobia and not based on valid medical concern since donations are rigorously tested to rule out donors that are infected. Proponents of the lifetime restriction defend it because of the risk of false negative test results and because the MSM population tends to have a relatively high prevalence of HIV/AIDS infection. For instance, in the United States, men who have had sex with a man after 1977 have HIV prevalence 60 times higher than the general population.
The most common crime against women is Domestic Violence. Domestic Violence is power and control. One person has more power and is able to control many of the aspects of the relationship. Domestic violence is also physical, emotional, sexual, verbal, intimidation, and isolation. The social problem is why women stay in an abusive relationship.
The term sexual offender is a broad term, with sexual predator being used to describe a more severe physical or repeat sexual offense. (Travis, Jeremy) Sexual offenders are also sometimes classified into levels, where the highest level offenders have the most aggravating crimes and thus, the most risk to the public and usually must register as a sex offender for their entire lives. Low level sexual offenders may serve only a probationary sentence and only register for 10 years as well as having less restrictions placed on them compared to higher level offenders. In the United States, whenever one of these crimes are committed, the persons responsible are considered a sex offender and are mandatorily required to register as a sex offender. Especially in the United States the person, if convicted, is most likely required to register with the respective jurisdiction's sex offender registry, a county- or statewide database that is often public and accessible to everyone through the internet or other means.
Critical social investigation- homophobia within the police force This essay will look at the contemporary social issue of homophobia, specifically in relation to the police force. Firstly, I will look at some homophobic attitudes faced by homosexual people within the police force. The second part of this essay will look two explanations or theories that cause people to display negativity towards homosexuality. Recently, a case of homophobic abuse was featured on BBC news. Lesbian police constable, Tracey West, faced months of taunting and bullying from her sergeant.
Domestic violence occurs in men and women of any race, ethnicity, or religion, whether they are gay or straight, rich or poor, teen, adult, or elderly. Most domestic abused victims are women being abused by men (Women’s Aid 2012). In attempt to prevent further abuse, victims can obtain a protection order and/or a restraining order. Protection orders and restraining orders differ across states but are both used to protect victims in different ways. Civil Protection Orders (CPO) are usually used to protect victims of domestic violence.
Title: - Examine the patterns of, and reasons for, domestic violence in society Domestic violence is described as ‘physical, psychological, sexual or financial violence that takes places with an intimate or a family relationship, those forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour. This involves partners, ex-partners and household members’ (women’s aid Federation). Although it is typically happening to a women, men also suffer from domestic violence. Some psychologists attribute it to psychological causes. However, many sociologists would argue that this is a result from social causes A shocking pattern of domestic violence is that women are more often only targeted by domestic violence.
Sex offenders, as a class of criminals, are nine times more likely to repeat their crimes. The high recidivism rate is a problem for the public, potential victims, and the legal system. It would be irresponsible for the legal system to ignore the criminal class known as sex offenders. Sex offenders as a class of criminals are subject to a recurring physiological urge that requires the use of effective restraints that would curb the habitual repetition of episodes producing the harmful consequences to the public. Meaning of Castration “Castration (also referred to as: gelding, spaying, neutering, fixing, orchctomy, ophorectomy) is any action, surgical, chemical, or otherwise, by which a male loses the functions of the testicles or a female loses the functions of the ovaries.