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The Sociology of Rape

Rape continues to be a social harm directly linked to a number of women, in our everyday society. Rape is commonly labeled as a social issue, concern, or problem that effects all of society. This paper will explore the social phenomenon of rape, and how it is looked at as a criminal act. This paper will also concentrates on the overall sociology of rape, therefore; exploring the causes, affect, the theories of explaining the crime of rape, the fear rape causes and leaves behind, which leads to the social control of rape. Rape is not sex, but a crime of violence and aggression that not only hurts a victim for the moment, but it shatters his or her entire life. Rape is a physical attack of a male or female.

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According to Britannica Encyclopedia, rape is an "act of sexual intercourse with an individual without his or her consent, through force or the threat of force. In many jurisdictions, the crime of rape has been subsumed under that of sexual assault, which also encompasses acts that fall short of intercourse. Rape was long considered to be caused by unbridled sexual desire, but it is now understood as a pathological assertion of power over a victim". Rape is a crime that is considered a felony, which a person is forced into having sexual intercourse without their willing consent. Rape is not sex, but a crime of violence and aggression that not only hurts a victim for the moment, but it shatters his or her entire life. Rape is a physical attack of a male or female. 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." In lure of this definition, it has been redefined to cover attacks of the same-sex and attacks that take place against those who are incapable of making or determining valid consent, including individuals whom are drugged, mentally ill, rapped, and/or intoxicated, and so on. Rape crimes affect all ages, races, cultures, nationalities, and so on.
According to Britannica Encyclopedia, In many rape trials, the guilt or innocence of the accused hinges on whether or not the victim consented to sexual intercourse. In the United States, rape is not condoned in any manor, and rapist are charged, convicted, jailed, and branded with a life-long felony criminal record. A rapist can be a man or woman, and rapists have no designated age, race, or nationality. Rape is not just done to citizens in the United Stated but, throughout the entire world.
Rapes come in many forms i.e. gang rape, date rape, prison rape, school rape, war rape, college campus rape, and acquaintance rape. Rape comes in more than one form, a handful of different names, by various kinds of people, and at any given time. ...

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This paper will explore the social phenomenon of rape, and how it is looked at as a criminal act. This paper will also concentrates on the overall sociology of rape, therefore; exploring the causes, affect, the theories of explaining the crime of rape, the fear rape causes and leaves behind, which leads to the social control of rape. Rape is not sex, but a crime of violence and aggression that not only hurts a victim for the moment, but it shatters his or her entire life. Rape is a physical attack of a male or female.

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