Rape-related incidents or sexual assaults are taking place not only in open societies but in closed societies like prisons or correctional facilities also. Kaiser & Stannow (2008) have pointed out that “ more than 216,600 people were sexually abused in prisons and jails and, in the case of at least 17,100 of them, in juvenile detention. Overall, that’ s almost six hundred people a day— twenty-five an hour” (Kaiser & Stannow, 2008). In fact, many of the criminals believe that rape or sexual abuse is part of their prison life and it cannot be avoided, even though rape in prisons was prevented by the 2003 Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).
In short, rape is a social evil which should be detected, controlled and prevented by implementing stiff laws against rape. Detection, control, and prevention of rapeDetection of rape crimes is important in taking preventive measures. In some countries or cultures, victims often try to hide their bitter experiences because of the fear of consequences from the society. In male-dominated societies, females have many things to lose than males, in rape cases. They may face social isolation, harassing, teasing etc.
In order to avoid such things, victims quite often try to hide the rape attempts made by the males. The failure of victims in reporting their bitter experiences related to rape, encourage the offenders further and they will repeat their activities again and again. There are many rape cases reported from different countries in which the offender was none other than the father himself. In such cases, the victim (female children) will not disclose their experience most of the times because of their fear of their father.
“ In one study, seventy-four percent of women who had intercourse before age fourteen and sixty percent of those who had sex before age fifteen report having had a forced sexual experience (Colb, 2004, p. 2). The above statistics show the depth of the problem quite clearly. It is an accepted fact that teenagers are vulnerable to sex-related crimes than adults because of various reasons.
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