Gianna Bianca 04/04/2013 Protecting the Children with Jessica’s Law Every two minutes in the United States, someone is sexually abused. 44% of these victims are under the age of 18 years old (CDC). These statistics are bold, but even worse – these crimes can be prevented. Crimes against children that involve sexual abuse can be prevented in one giant way: by keeping the predators in prison there they belong. This seems like a no brainer, however some judges and members of senate disagree that these illicit crimes are punishable by lengthy sentences and strict court conditions.
Naming Sex Offenders More and more controversy arises every year over whether to make sex offenders names public. The question lurks in peoples’ minds are sex offenders really and truly rehabilitated or are they just simply claiming to be reformed? The answer to that question is that 89 percent of sex offenders repeat their offense after completing rehabilitation or being chemically castrated. Every state has a community notification system in place to alert the community of sex offender registrations. According to Appelbaum, “Most identified sex offenders reside in the community, having completed their prison terms or having been placed directly on probation without incarceration”.
Last fall, Deputy Vrotsos told about 30 of the offenders that they would have to move to meet the requirements of Iowa's law, which he said made about 90 percent of the city of Dubuque off limits. The sex offenders are forced to live in very close proximity of each other since there is only a small amount of places where they can live. Which is very dangerous for families who live near these congested areas because it makes their children more vulnerable to these offenders? Many families who are living in rural areas near these sex offenders are moving because there are so many sex offenders living near them, they do not feel safe. How is a hardworking father trying to support his kids focus on his work while he knows that his kids are in great danger.
Sexually abused children are tormented by shame and guilt. They may feel that they are responsible for the abuse or somehow brought it upon themselves. This can lead to self-loathing and sexual problems as they grow older, often either they will have excessive sexual partners or an inability to have intimate relations. According to State of Nevada Division of Child and Family Services there is “approximately 100,000 cases of child sexual abuse are confirmed annually in the United States (State of Nevada Division of Child and Family Services). If a person is convicted of a sex crime depending on its severity will spend anywhere from 2 years to life in prison (Nevada Legislature,
Breadwinners are lost, families destroyed, more kids grow up without fathers or mothers, welfare costs increase, the entire sex ratio is thrown out of balance and prisoners face grim prospects when released. The hyper-incarceration statistics for African-American males are much worse. We incarcerate one in nine African-Americans between the ages of 20 and 34. In 2003, it was calculated that "At current levels of incarceration newborn black males in this country have a greater than a 1 in 4 chance of going to prison during their lifetimes, while Hispanic males have a 1 in 6 chance, and white males have a 1 in 23 chance of serving time." By 2007, just four years later, the U.S. Department of Justice
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 needs to be amended once again if we are to keep our children safe in these perilous times. A recent study has shown that the majority of child sexual crimes are committed by relatives and/or friends (Steinbock). Knowing these criminals are in our communities does not deter them from committing this heinous crime against children. According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, there are 603,000 registered sex offenders in the U.S. and another100, 000 sexual offenders are noncompliant, and many are simply missing. “One in five girls and one in ten boys will be sexually victimized in some way before they reach the age of 18.
Hannah McLeod Mr. Ziehm American Literature 5 February 2012 Not For Sale The United States serves as a passage way and harbor of many human traffickers throughout the nation, “each year about 17,500 individuals are brought into the United States and held against their will as victims of human trafficking” (Talati 1). Human trafficking may be defined as the acquiring of humans as unwilling subjects for the purpose of making a profit. Next to the drug industry, human trafficking is now the most profitable and fastest growing criminal industry in the world (Anderson 8). This industry is today’s modern time slavery. Although the severity of this situation is not fully known because of its secrecy, organizations are working towards this goal
Labor trafficking accounted for 12 percent of incidents, and other or unknown forms of human trafficking made up the remaining five percent; about a third of these incidents involved sex trafficking of children (January 2009). A shocking 92 percent of women involved in sex trafficking activities used drugs and alcohol to cope with their experiences and a half of those women didn’t use drugs or alcohol until they entered the sex industry (Raymond and Hughes, 12). 43 percent of U.S. women tried to leave the sex industry, but 27 percent of those women said that it was hard to leave because of drug addictions, economic necessity, and pimps that beat or threatened them and their
In many divorce cases children are involved. Almost all divorcing parents try to keep the children out of it, but it is nearly impossible to avoid involving the children. Divorce greatly increases many types of bad effects on the children involved in the divorce, including psychological problems, juvenile delinquency, suicide, undereducation, and teenage pregnancies. Problems arise from conflict during and after divorce more than from conflict during the marriage. There is an increased incidence of emotional and physical damage even if the divorce is low-conflict.
In order to reduce this problem we can give the homeless and the unfortunate a sanitary place to stay. We already have lots of people who die from diseases and thus we don’t need to lose more people because of our government lack of care for the homeless. Every day there’s a crime committed against homeless people. Did you that Sixty-eight percent out of 137 people have been a victim of a violent attack since they've became homeless. Some solutions that we have is to shoot all the homeless people but that would be a bad solution because we would be