Sex Offenders And Sexual Crimes Essay

1602 Words Nov 3rd, 2016 7 Pages
Introduction Sexual crimes are of an enormous complexity, not only to investigate but also to explain and to understand. The key is to be able to differentiate between the sexual crimes. The motivation of offenders can vary greatly, and it can depend on many variables: including opportunity, victim selection, and mental illness. The first important distinction to make is between sex offenders and sexual predators. Sex offenders only commit one crime and most often they victimize only one person, who is usually someone they know, therefore they are not a danger to the general public. On the other hand, sexual predators pose a threat to the general public because they have more than one victim, and they are predatory in the sense that they more and sexually exploitative (Hickey, 2015). Researches have tried to divide the rapists in different categories, Nicholas Groth, was the fist pioneer to come up with some groups. Later, Roy Hazelwood and Ann Burgess expanded his categories. They divided rapists into four types: the power reassurance, someone that is actually trying to have a relationship and a consensual act with the victim, they are not trying to harm their victims. Instead, the anger excitation type is the most violent, and the arousal for this rapist comes from the fear and pain of the victim. The power assertive type is aroused by degrading the victim and this type believes that he has the right to rape a women whenever he pleases. And lastly, the anger retaliatory,…

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