Essay on Sexual Orientation & Victimization

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This paper will discuss the victimization of those of different sexual orientations and different degrees of victimization as provided by news articles. This paper will also discuss the effects that victimization has on youths and adults as far as a higher rate for substance abuse, depression, suicide and other problems. Finally this paper will talk about how as a society we tend to treat the after affects instead of treating the problem before it happens, with the respect to laws and legal actions.
Hate crimes against homosexual adults and youths happen all over the world and for a variety of reasons. Some of the reasons are discussed in chapter 12 of “Investigating Difference”. The author Perry states that some of the reasons society
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Things escalated quickly and the suspect shot and killed Carson with a revolver before taking off down the street. Carson was later pronounced dead en route to a local hospital (Slattery, 2013). In spite of all the attempts to increase the acceptance of homosexuality, it is obvious that we still have people that are violently apposed to tolerance.
These examples of hate crime cases show some of the extreme ways that homosexuals are being victimized. Other types of victimization include intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking among homosexuals. Those who self-identify as lesbian, gay, and bisexual have the same or higher chance of experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking, according to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation (“NISVS: An Overview,” July). The author was unable to find additional research on these other victimizations. This survey was conducted by the Center for Disease Control and maybe by shining a small light on those crimes, further research needs to be conducted to better understand this aspect of sexually oriented violence.
As horrible as hate crimes against adults seem, youths who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual seem to have it much worse. Just like adults, there are reports from all around the world of teens being

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