Date Rape Essay

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Register to read the introduction… * According to Doerner and Lab date rape is also termed as acquaintance rape. (pg. 167) In other words, date rape is defined as when they actually know each other and the offender acts nice at first until they attack. (Doerner and Lab, pg 167) In many instances the victim is drugged, coerced by non-physical threats or provided false promises. (Doerner and Lab, pg 167) * Date rape is distinguished from stranger rape, statutory rape, and spousal rape by understanding the meanings. Stranger rape is distinguished from date rape because with stranger rape the victim does not know the offender and with date rape the victim knows the offender. (Doerner and Lab, pg 167) Statutory rape is distinguished from date rape because statutory rape, according to Berman, is when an offender has sexual intercourse with a minor. (Rape and Statutory Rape) Finally spousal rape is distinguished from date rape because spousal rape is only when the spouse forces the other spouse into sex when they are separated or in the middle of a divorce. (Doerner and Lab, pg …show more content…
(Date Rape Drugs Fact Sheet) * Rohypnol – Used in liquids and comes in a pill form. (Date Rape Drugs Fact Sheet) This drug usually takes affect in about thirty minutes and causes nausea, confusion, and the view of being drunk. (Date Rape Drugs Fact Sheet) * GHB – Used in liquids and comes in a liquid, pill, and powder form. (Date Rape Drugs Fact Sheet) This drug takes affect in about fifteen minutes and causes the same symptoms as Rohypnol. (Date Rape Drugs Fact Sheet) * Ketamine – Used in liquids and comes in a liquid and powder form. (Date Rape Drugs Fact Sheet) This drug takes affect immediately and causes paralysis and memory loss. (Date Rape Drugs Fact Sheet) * The victim and offender relationship * How victims are viewed by perpetrators of date …show more content…
(Sexual Victimization: Date Rape) The number one problem because of this is due to the lack of evidence. (Sexual Victimization: Date Rape) Sometimes the victim is not always cooperative with providing evidence due to the trauma that has taken on the victim. Another problem is that in the justice system, date rape is not usually prosecuted when violence did not occur. (Sexual Victimization: Date Rape) * How society and jurors may view date rape * Society views date rape as a serious offense and a majority of society wants justice. Same thing goes with the jurors. In some cases, society or the jurors were in some case involved in a date rape. Whether they were the victim or the bystander. * My position on this issue and what action do I think would impact this social policy * I think that drugs and alcohol play a huge role on date rape. As defined earlier, date rape cannot happen with out some type of drug or alcohol involved. I think that provided statistics from the NCVS and the UCR could be more than more influence to impact this social policy. These tools come straight from the

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