Sex Crime Research
Partner Rape This kind of rape involves the sexual acts which are committed against a partner without the person’s consent or against the person’s will when the alleged perpetrator is the individual’s current partner either married or not, previous intimate partner, or the partner in co-habitation. Rape This is the non-consequential oral, anal, or vaginal penetration of the victim by the penis fingers or any other parts of the body or the objects which is by use of force, threats of bodily harm or by taking the advantage of the vulnerability of the of the victim. In most cases the rape victims may be under force through the threats or by physical means. According to the statistics, in about 8/10 rapes, there is no proven evidence of use of a weapon other than the physical force.
Any person may be a rape victim be it women, men, the children, straight sex oriented or bisexual. (Worell, 2001) Stalking The impact of stalking may be propounding and life altering. The Individuals who are stalked develop a tendency to change their behavior patterns and gain very strong emotional responses against the act of stalking and the stalker in general. Rape reformation treatment The physical injuries that results from an act of rape include; bruises, abrasions and the virginal tears. Immediate psychological responses to rape include intense fear, the disorientation, shock, numbness and disbelief. In most cases the survivors do not seek the right professional help of any kind after being raped.
The rape victim seeking medical treatment from a physician will only access surface treatment for the physical wounds. (Kimmel & Aronson, 2004). In some cases the victims who seek health care do not disclose and are therefore not screened for rape.In order to improve the services for the rape victims, most hospitals to hire the services of specially trained gynecologists and trained nurses to provide forensic examination and proper care. This is to ensure better experiences for the survivors and a complete collection of the evidence. Even after a rape act has been committed, reported and the victim undergone proper treatment, they still develop a feeling of guilt, shame, and self blame due to the internalization of the victim blame myths that associates them to something they did or did not do which led to their rape.
These types of negative feelings are mainly influenced by the social networks froom the legal, medical, and the mental health systems that do not support the victims. This may be due to the failure to respect the victim’s autonomy by the trivialization of the abuse, blame to the victim, minimization of the harm committed, ignoring her safety and the violation of confidentiality. (O’Brien, 2009)While working with women, the prevention education facilitators are advised to consider the programs that are effective on equipping women with avoidance techniques although most women already poses very sophisticated precautions that they frequently take to minimize the exposure to dangerous and risk situations. (Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2009).The incorporation of rape resistance training is a form of the preventive measure that increases a woman’s ability to avoid rape.
Effective coaching should be given to women to enable them overcome the psychological barriers to resistance. These will aid them in diagnosing quickly the level of danger that they are exposed to and also give them a series of the learnable steps that to be able to progress from the point of verbal to physical resistance. The prevention practitioners are working on some alternatives to develop new community based alliances to ensure effective provision of rape prevention education.