Penn State Sandusky Grand Jury Presentment -- What Jerry Sandusky is accused of, how the accusations came about and who knew this was going on is addressed. How much did Joe Paterno and Mike McQueary know? And did they do enough? According to the New York Times, as state attorney general, now Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Corbett knew of the allegations against Sandusky and the probable cover up. In 2009, Corbett convened a grand jury. When Corbett ran for and became governor, legally he was unable to pursue the case. “He was upset about the inaction,” said Kevin Harley, Corbett's press secretary, who also worked with Corbett in the Attorney General's office. “He knew what witnesses were going to the grand jury ... he knew at some point that this day would be coming.” After the firing of Paterno, the riots ... Do Penn State fans care about victims in The World Joe Paterno Made?
Sexual assault includes attacks rape, attempted rape, any unwanted sexual contact or threats. A sexual assault occurs when someone touches any part of another person in a sexual way, even through clothes, without consent. Acts of sexual assault include forced sexual intercourse (rape), sodomy (oral or anal sexual acts), child molestation, incest, fondling and attempted rape. Sexual assault is a crime. Assailants can be strangers, acquaintances, friends, or family. Assailants commit sexual assault by way of violence, threats, coercion, manipulation, pressure or tricks. No one asks or deserves to be sexually assaulted.
No More Excuses, Rape is Rape! -- FBI’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) definition of rape has not been updated since 1929. The 82-year-old definition currently reads, “The carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Included are rapes by force and attempts or assaults to rape. Statutory offenses (no force used–victim under age of consent) are excluded." Nation
Rape, the Most Intimate of Crimes -- Most rapists are never caught, and conviction rates for those apprehended are notoriously low. According to Department of Justice statistics, 48 percent of accused rapists were released before trial. Of those tried, only 54 percent were sentenced to prison. Even more troubling is that the average sex offender may commit hundreds of crimes in his lifetime, which means that the vast majority of rapes go undetected and unpunished.
Adult female sexual offending: -- A comparison between co-offenders and solo offenders. In this study 60 adult female sexual offenders were examined for personality pathology, the sexual, violence and recidivism. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 2011
Adolescent Sexual Behavior and the Law--With half of all 17 year olds reporting that they have engaged in sexual intercourse, adults need to acknowledge that teenagers are participating in the autonomous acts of sex. The high rate of teens admitting to having sexual relationships, and even higher number of the adults, more than 70%, state that adolescents sex is always wrong" has influenced authority figures and the law.
Sex Offender Recidivism: A 25-Year Follow-Up Study -- A
sample of 320 sex offenders and 31 violent non-sex
offenders seen for psychiatric
assessment between 1966 and 1974, were compared on
recidivism rates over 25 years.
Child sexual abusers and exhibitionists most likely to
reoffend while incest
offenders were least likely. The typical
career spanned almost two decades, indicating
offense recidivism remained a problem. Department
of Psychiatry University of Toronto
Inevitable recidivism—The origin and centrality of an urban legend--Americans believe sex offenders cannot control themselves and will continue to re-offend. Kansas v. Hendricks epitomized the inevitable recidivist,. When evidence of sex offender recidivism is examined, a gap exists between what the data actually shows. Tamara Rice Lave, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
Sexual predators flock to boom towns -- Two to three times as many sexual predators go to the boom towns than to nearby tourist, ranching and farming communities. The study looked at nine counties near Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, using year-by-year trends of registered sexual offenders there since 1997.
Sex Offenders: Passport Revocation--While most American men who hire sex partners overseas seek adults, many are in search of children and adolescents. The United Nations estimates that as many as two million children are employed in the commercial sex trade worldwide.
Unwillingly Revealed: Registered Sex Offenders’ Attitudes Toward the Sex Offender Registry--Sex offender registries and community notification policies were developed to provide the public with information about convicted sex offenders to help parents and potential victims protect themselves from dangerous sexual predators. Registered sex offenders perceived the registry as effective in enhancing community safety but not at reducing rates of offending. The registrants experienced negative psychological, emotional, and psychosocial effects. When they were unwillingly revealed through the registry, they experienced increased negative effects of their stigmatized status.
Through the Tiers: Are Iowa’s New Sex-Offender Laws Unconstitutional? it includes provisions that are unconstitutional in light of federal and state decisions that upheld the old residency-restriction laws.
Testimony to the Review Panel on Prison Rape -- Violence in women’s jails and prisons is not a dominant aspect of everyday life, but a potential, shaped by prison culture, relationships, and past victimization. Barbara Owen, Professor Department of Criminology California State University‐Fresno
Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA): Sexual Victimization Reported by Adult Correctional Authorities, 2007–2008 published 1/11 by U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Statistics. The surveys included all federal and state prisons, facilities operated by the U.S.military and ICE, and a representative sample of jail jurisdictions and privately operated jails and prisons.
Rough Amusements: The True Story of A'Lelia Walker, Patroness of the Harlem Renaissance's Down-Low Culture by
Ben Neihart -- When A'Lelia Walker died in 1931
after a midnight snack of lobster and chocolate
cake washed down with champagne, it marked the
end of one of the most striking social careers
in New York's history. The daughter of rags-to-riches
multi-millionaire Madame C. J. Walker (the washerwoman
who marketed the most successful straightening
technique for African American hair), A'Lelia
was America's first black poor little rich girl,
using her inheritance to throw celebrity-packed
parties in her Westchester Mansion and her 136th
Street would-be salon, 'Dark Tower'. Neihart takes
us into the heart of A'Lelia's world-gay Harlem
in the 1920s. In tracing its cultural antecedents,
he delves into the sexual subculture of 19th-century
New York, exploring mixed-race prostitution; the
New York society; French Balls ("the most sophisticated
forum for testing the bound
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depraved 19th-century bar). Neihart traces the line connecting Davy Crockett's world without women to Walt Whitman's boundless love of beautiful men to A'Lelia's cultivation of the racial, social, and sexual risk that defined the Harlem Renaissance.
French Quarter: An Informal History of the New Orleans
Herbert Asbury -- Home to the
notorious "Blue Book," which listed the names and addresses
of every prostitute living in New Orleans's infamous
red-light district, one of the most raucous in the
world. New Orleans underworld consisted of much more
than the local bordellos, it was well known as the
early gambling capital of the US, with one of the most
violent records of street crime in the country. From
the exploits of Mary Jane "Bricktop" Jackson and Bridget
Fury, two prostitutes who became famous after murdering
their associates, to the "filibusters" backed
by hundreds of thousands of dollars of public
Support without official governmental approval
for military missions to take over bordering Spanish
regions in Texas. Asbury takes the reader on an
intriguing, photograph-filled journey through
a unique version of the American underworld.
Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation: Practical and Clinical Perspectives by Vernon J. Geberth -- Sex-related homicides claim victims from all walks of life. They are the most horrific crimes imaginable, and the motives behind them are often not clear-cut. Practical and Clinical Perspectives stresses the basics, indicates the practicalities of certain investigative techniques, and provides you with patterns upon which to build a solid foundation for a prosecutable case.