(see also: https://rinj.org/hall_of_honour/ )
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:
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.