Date Rape Paper

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Date Rape


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 female. The truth is not all
rapes are the same. The victim doesn't have to be a young beautiful Female, older woman,
men and kids get raped to. The victims, rapists, and motivation can be very different
depending on the one committing the crime. Date rape is a controversial and ambiguous
crime. There has been much debate regarding the definition, prevalence, and importance of
date rate in the past couples of years. This uncertainty is evident in the attitudes of
date rape victims and offenders. Rape in marriages was only criminalized in the 1970's.
This is a reflection of the tolerance in our society towards rape in intimate
relationships. Very few cases are even prosecuted in court.

Sexual assault includes any sexual activity carried out against the will of the victim
through the use of violence, coercion, intimidation even if it did not end in penetration
(ABS 1996). Rape doesn't have to always be penetration but can be the fondling of ones
genitals without the victim willingly allowing them to. Date rape is a type of sexual
assault where the victim and the offender are in, or have been in, some form of personal
or social relationships, ranging from a first date to a long-term relationship. Date rape
may involve sex that leaves the victim feeling confused and traumatized. The victims are
usually confused because they are still thinking about how they knew the assailant from
work, mutual friends, or at school. The issue of sexual consent is a big problem of date
rape. Any type of sex forced on a date or person who has not consented is rape. In our
society people think that since you're in a relationship you could never refuse sexual
encounters. Intimate relationships are one of the main reasons date rape is not recognized
as a serious issue. Sexual consent by force is just wrong and shouldn't be used. People
should just accept the word "no" and be done with it. The fact is that they still go
through great extents to have sex with a person even like blackmail. Males use their
masculine strength to over power their victims by forcing there bodies down and holding
there arms. Many young boys feel that as long as they can get away with it, they will
continue to force sexual intercourse on a female.Now a day's drugs have been used to
seduce people into having sexual relations. Offenders sometimes spike their victim's drink
in order to dope them up. Spiking drinks usually occurs at parties, clubs, or any other
types of crowded places. The top drug used for this reason is (Rohypnol). Rohypnol is used
for insomnia but people use it for date raping. These types of drugs usually make the
person sleepy, unconscious; lose memory, or kind of sexual depending on the victim. By
using drugs on the victim after the event of rape the victims will not be able to identify
if he/she has been raped or who they were raped by (IACP 1999). Just like drugs people
also use Alcohol to enhance the victim's sexual feelings. Alcohol can cloud judgment
during a sexual encounter, reducing the ability for the victim to resist unwanted sexual
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