• The Reality Of Rape
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    Running head: THE REALITY OF RAPE The Reality of Rape Crystal Hebert Southern New Hampshire University Rape is a crime of violence and aggression that not only hurts a victim for the moment, but it shatters her entire life. According to the Britannica Encyclopedia, rape is defined as "any kind of unlawful sexual activity, usually sexual intercourse, carried out forcibly or under threat of injury and against the will of the victim." This definition has been redefined to cover same-sex attacks and...
  • Domestic Violence Victim Abuse Victims
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    Domestic Violence Domestic violence today is an ever increasing, horrible epidemic. Domestic violence not only affects women, it also affects children as well as men in a few cases. This epidemic encompasses not only physical but emotional types of abuse. After becoming the victim of abuse it becomes a lifetime of healing. Domestic violence in our country is unfortunately on the rise instead of on the decline. This is a problem that society has only begun to recognize in the past 15 to 20 years...
  • A Guranteed Justice System
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    A Guaranteed Effective Justice System One evening in April of 1998 in Fort Collins, Colorado, Jorel Davis, a 15 year old, had gone bowling with a group of friends and stopped at a local ice cream parlor. While enjoying their ice cream in front of the store, gun shots were fired from a car that was driving by. Jorel s injuries to her face resulted in permanent blindness in one of her eyes from the paintball that hit her (The Paintball Case). The 15 year old boy, Justin Barton, who fired the gun, ...
  • 1983 Article Victim Articles Story
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    ... agni tude of the crime. Such minimizing of events and underestimation of words can be seen to reveal the author's viewpoint, which seems to be that such an event is insignificant. At the end of the article, there is a brief section on other lynchings that have occurred during the past month. One of the lynchings supposedly took place despite "police guards and military troops armed with teargas bombs and tanks." By making such a statement, the writer seems to be saying that the authorities h...
  • Euthanasia Victim Person Death
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    In relation to the topic of euthanasia, I believe that the main moral issue lies within 2 separate questions. Does someone have the right to choose when to die? Does this person have the right to seek assistance in committing suicide from a practicing medical professional? Proponents of euthanasia usually take a stance where death is inevitable, so imminent, and the pain that will precede death so unbearable, that the only morally appropriate response is to end the life of the person by active m...
  • Victimology Crime Victim
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    Abstract This report will provide the information about the evolution of the concept of 'victim' and the study of victim ology. Victimology is a term first coined for a specialty within the field of criminology. In recent times, victim ology has come to embrace a wide array of professional disciplines working with victims. In its original form, victim ology examined characteristics of victims and how they 'contributed' to their victimization. The emergence of the crime victims' rights movement h...
  • Criminal Justice Vs Community Justice
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    Crime is defined as an act or omission that the law makes punishable. There are different ways in dealing with crime. One, our current system, is the criminal justice approach. Also known as retributive justice, this system is more offender directed than anything else. The other system, which many people think is better, is the community justice, or restorative approach. The restorative approach is much more victim oriented. There is a debate over which system should be used to deal with crime....
  • Date Rape Victim Drugs Act
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    While it is popularly associated that rape involves a kidnapping of some type by a criminal that the victim has never come in contact with before, this belief has been disproved over the years by the number of cases of acquainted rape, also known as date rape. Date rape is forced or coerced sex between partners, dates, friends, friends of friends, or general acquaintances, often with the illegal use of drugs to alter the state of mind of the victim. Recent statistics show that the most common fo...
  • Victims Still Victim Crime Elias
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    Robert Elias' book, 'Victims Still'; , presents a very controversial stance that the victims' movement is, perhaps, not at all. Elias suggests that all the programs, laws, and institutions that have been created in the 1980 s and 1990 s have done absolutely nothing to help the victim. Elias also offers explanations as to how the victims' movement doesn't help victims, what the real causes of crime are, and how crime should be controlled. The victims' movement that sprung up during the 1980 s and...
  • Date Rape Sexual Victim Victims
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    Every two minutes, somewhere in the world, someone is sexually assaulted. Of these approximately 248, 000 victims, about 87, 000 were victims of completed rape, and 70, 000 were victims of sexual assault. Up to 4, 315 pregnancies may have resulted from these attacks. Calculations based on the (National Crime Victimization Survey). Rape is often misunderstood. For one reason rapist are usually portrayed as a stranger, his motivation is entirely sexual, and the victim is always a young and sexy fe...
  • Rape Sexual Assault
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    Sexual Assault: Short-Term and Long-Term Psychological Effects Sexual assault is a term that is used interchangeably with the word rape. The decision on whether or not to use the term rape or sexual assault is made by a state's jurisdiction. Sexual assault is more readily used in an attempt to be more gender neutral (National Victim Center). Sexual assault can be most easily described as forced or unconsentual sexual intercourse. The individual that is performing these acts on the victim may ei...
  • Abuse Emotional Physical Victim
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    There are many different forms of abuse and many people do not realize. Verbal abuse is the use of words to attack, hurt or injure someone, or to gain power and control over them, or to persuade someone to believe something that is untrue and harmful. Abuse does not just occur with men to women, though this paper is going to focus on it. Abuse is about control and the fear of losing it. The abuser may fear not being "good enough" and or meeting others expectations. He / she may attempt to make t...
  • Domestic Violence Effects Victim Term
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    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Surprisingly enough, domestic violence affects more than just the immediate victim. Domestic violence is a growing, widespread social problem in America. In the majority of all cases, the victim is spousal or intimate. Children that live in a household where domestic violence is prevalent are also affected. Domestic violence not only has short-term effects on the victim, it also has long-term effects. The long-term effect of this violent abuse is usually physical, psychological...
  • Rape Traumatic Stress Disorder
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    "Before the rape I felt good. My life was in order. I was getting ready to get married. Afterward everything changed. I kind of lost who I was as a person... I asked him 'Didn't you have a wife or a girlfriend you could do this with?' He said 'I like this better. I like it better this way.' "-Victim Testimony, Trial Transcript, People V. Eric Barnes, Kew Garden, New York, July 6, 1984. Rape is a physical attack, not sex. Rape crisis counselors and researchers define rape as an act of violence i...
  • How To Treat A Burn
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    How to Treat a Burn Burns are classified in three categories according to their severity. First-Degree Burns affect the outer layer of the skin, first-degree burns cause pain, redness, and swelling. They usually do not require medical attention. Second-Degree Burns affect both the outer and underlying layer of the skin, causing pain, redness, swelling, and blistering. Third-Degree Burns Severe tissue damage is evident involving the skin, fatty tissue, nerves, and other tissues deep below the sur...
  • Tess Of The D' Urbervilles
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    A river, undisturbed and untouched, will naturally be beautiful, peaceful and serene. The wind may stir its surface once in a while, but only a big disturbance will taint its waters. Whenever I try to illuminate the themes of Tess of the D'Urbervilles in my mind, I see a great big oil tanker dumping oil on an otherwise untouched surface of water. Thomas Hardy, I believe, meant to bring rise to many conflicting subjects, through his elaborate portrayal of nature and the human condition. At the c...
  • The Heimlich Maneuver Choking Victim Unconscious
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    Performing the Heimlich Maneuver, on someone who is choking, is fairly easy. There are three simple steps that you need to follow. If each step is followed correctly, you will have no problem saving a choking victim's life. Before you begin, you must recognize that the person is actually choking. If they are coughing or gasping, then air is still able to pass through. Therefore, performing this maneuver could actually do more harm. Someone who is choking will not be able to speak or breathe. Th...
  • The Impact Of Schizophrenia
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    "Schizophrenia is a cruel disease. The lives of those affected are often chronicles of constricted experiences, muted emotions, missed opportunities, unfulfilled expectations. It leads to a twilight existence, a twentieth-century underground man... It is in fact the single biggest blemish on the face of contemporary American medicine and social services; when the social history of our era is written, the plight of persons with schizophrenia will be recorded as having been a national scandal." E....
  • Rape The Crime Acquaintances Can Commit
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    In the dictionary, rape is defined as! SS the crime of engaging in sexual acts with a person who has not consented!" . When people hear the word! Scrape!" , they usually first think of a stranger being the rapist forcing another person to do sexual acts without their permission. The actual fact is that most rape cases are committed by acquaintances that the victim knows (i. e. Husband / wife , employee, co-worker, friend, date, etc. ). Acquaintance rape affects the victim! |s emotional health m...
  • The Criminal Justice System Meeting Victims' Needs
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    Over the last twenty years "we have had considerable impact on the advancement of victims' rights, expansion of services for victims and upon government policy." I agree with that statement. Until about thirty years ago, the rights and interests of victims of crime were given little recognition. Since then, the change has been steady and significant. The Parliament of South Australia has legislated to confer rights on victims. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Act, and provisions in the Crimina...