(USA;Military Rape) Politicians and high ranking military officials set forth a zero tolerance policy for the crime of rape and sexual assault. With this in mind people ask why sexual predators are still in every branch of the military or, once they get out, are walking our streets. Of 3,223 perpetrators who were actually investigated, only 175 ended up serving jail time, according to Susan Burke, an attorney who grew up on military bases. (Vlahos;2013) The main problem is that unit commanders have full discretion to refuse to move forward with a case. Approximately 33 percent of servicewomen and men don't report their assault because the person to report to is a friend of the rapist; 25 per cent don't report because the person to report to is the rapist.
After selling their lies and plans for the war to the America people, congress had given President Bush carte blanche to bring justice to those who caused pain and destruction on American soil. Abu Ghraib Prison, also known as Baghdad Central Prison, became the U.S Army detention center for captured Iraqis. “For decades under Saddam Hussein, many prisoners who were taken to the Abu Ghraib prison never came out. It was the centerpiece of Saddam's empire of fear, and those prisoners who did make it out told nightmarish tales of torture beyond imagining – and executions without reason.” (Abuse of Iraqi POWS by GIs Probed, 2004) In 2004 rumors began to surface, regarding the abuse of prisoners held by the U.S army. Initially the U.S media expressed little interest to the accusations, until photographic evidence emerged, exposing the violation of the prisoner’s human rights.
Then are those who hate guns, are terrified of guns, and think guns should all be illegal. All the original amendment rights have been altered in some way since they were first derived in the late 1700’s. Gun control is a touchy subject in America. Several years ago a shooting took place at Virginia Tech killing 32 people. This kind of violence allowed many questions to arise about what could have been done to avoid the shootings.
They don’t want to become known as the “snitch”. In recent studies, it has been found out that in the United States prisons alone, an estimated 364,000 males and female inmates were sexually assaulted in one year. Any young inmates that are physically small or weak, have a mental illness, are known as the “snitches”, are not in a gang, or convicted of any sexual crimes are at a higher risk of being the victim of sexual assault. Inmate suicide has been going on for years and is a problem that has not decreased. Newly arrested people who have been taken to a local jail
Running Head: Ethical Treatment of Prisoners Ethical Treatment of Prisoners Hernando F. Carithers SOC 120 Professor Robert Wengrzyn June 8, 2011 Abstract In Today society, there are over 2 million people in prisons and jails and it’s getting larger and larger and the staffs who work at these institutions still don’t know how to treat one another and this is where the problem starts we don’t know how to communicate or interact with one another. Ethical Treatment of Prisoners Even though Physical and sexual abuse of prisoners are similar to what has been uncovered in Iraq, takes place in American prisons with little public knowledge or concern, according to correction officials, inmates and human right advocates.
United States Marine Corps’ Organizational Commitment to Diversity In an article titled, “Sex Scandals in the Gender-Integrated Military,” William O’Neill discusses several scandals that occurred within our military services. One of the most notorious scandals was the Tailhook scandal from 1991, where more than one hundred U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviation officers were alleged to have sexually assaulted numerous women (both civilians and fellow military aviators) during the 35th Annual Tailhook Association Symposium. According to O’Neill (1998): The Tailhook scandal led to three separate investigations, two by the Navy, which were completely botched, and a third and more sweeping one conducted by the Department of Defense’s Office of the Inspector General (DOD-IG). It too was
Good afternoon, the topic that I will be contending today is based on the point of how there has been such a huge controversy surrounding the issue of gender equality in Australia’s special forces and frontline combat for so many years in the past, however, in the last 12 months the pressure to end this sexual discrimination against women and their roles in the army has been of extreme debate. The issue is not that women are not allowed any involvement in the military or special forces because in all honesty that’s not true, they are aloud roles in the military.. but only to a certain extent. Held back from showing their full potential or capabilities as trained elite frontline fighters due to nothing other than their sexual orientation. Why stop women from excelling to their full potential purely because of ignorant views on their abilities and stereotypes on the ‘differences’ between males and females physical endurance. If a woman has conducted the same amount and level of training as any other man in the special forces, why should her potential be cut short simply because a woman has never fought on the front line before?
SOC-100 June 16, 2013 Victoria Isaac Sexual Misconduct in the Military Sexual misconduct in the military is a growing epidemic that has a detrimental effect on service members. There are news reports almost daily about this issue. It is no longer a case of just women reporting the assaults. Each year, there are reports of female on female and male on male assaults as well as male on female. The Department of Defense has launched several programs to combat and eliminate sexual violence in the military.
In 2008 a phone call was made by a young girl saying that girls were being physically and sexually abused at the YFZ Ranch. On April 3, 2008 law enforcement and child protective services went to the ranch and removed 416 children. The courts ruled that CPS was to give the children back to their parents and several of the older men at the ranch were sentenced to 10-30 years in prison for having sexual relations with under aged
Rape in the Military There is a big epidemic within the military where woman are being raped and sexually assaulted. The victims are scared to come forward and speak up; fearing they might be demoted or possibly discharged and still the suspect can remain in the military without any type of punishment. The Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta believes there were 19,000 incidents just in 2010, that is a large number like that and these men and woman are supposed to represent our country, and not commit crimes. When Marine Lt. Elle Helmer reported being assaulted and rape to her superior officer colonel persuaded her from taking a rape kit test. Even after that Helmer brought the situation to her rapist’s supervisor, who still refused to press charges or even punish the rapist.