Rape Crime And Punishment


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Rape represents a significant and unique threat to society.

Rapists make neighbourhoods, communities, and even countries unsafe for 51% of the global population.  At least one in four women is raped in her life, many men and boys are raped, but it is NOT true that 25% of men are rapists in fact very few men are rapists but most rapists commit the crime of rape very often. Rapists need to be locked up for at least most if not all of their lives to keep society safe.Current penalties for rapists seem ineffective in preventing recidivism. Very few men rape but those that do rape often. Rapists must be kept in prison.

Prison terms from 10 to 30 years.

The RINJ Foundation urges the Court and lawmakers to follow these sentencing guidelines on conviction of a rapist:

* Make all rapists and most attempted rapists subject to long indeterminate sentences (min. 5 years for ‘attempt rape’);

* Use prison terms ranging from 10 years to 30 years to life;

* Use life without parole for forcible rapes of victims under 14;

* Use a range of 7, 10, or 15-to-25 years for rapes of adult victims, while using a 30 to life term when a sexually violent repeat predator specification is proven. Lesser sentences in a statute tend to mitigate dubious acquittals ;

* For 15-year + sentences, impose a mandatory release-review by the sentencing court, available after the minimum term is served, parallel to the Parole Board’s reviews. If either entity rejects release the term is extended by another year. On failing a review at that time, an application can be made each three years;

* For repeat violent offender penalties, increase the definite term to 20 years

* Judges should be allowed to order consecutive sentences.

Every country has its own unique statutes and practical methodologies for dealing with crime and punishment.

Within the Commonwealth of Nations there is a practical guide that suggests life imprisonment for murderers but there is little consensus on sentencing for rape. That must change.

Summary:

  • Rape of boys and men, girls and women ruins lives. Rapists are despicable.
  • Rapists represent a significant and uniquely dangerous threat to society and should be removed from society to prison where their deviancy can be studied.
  • Rape is about power and control hence rapists tend to be violent criminals in general with no bond nor empathy with the human race.
  • Rapists make neighbourhoods, communities, and even countries unsafe for 51% of the global population and must be removed from society.
  • One in four women is raped, but it is NOT true that 25% of men are rapists.
  • Few men are rapists but most rapists commit the crime of rape very often.
  •  Rapists need to be locked up for at least most if not all of their lives to keep society safe.
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