While perpetrators of rape and other forms of sexual violence must be held accountable, capital punishment and torture are not the answer, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Thursday. Michelle Bachelet has issued a statement calling on governments to step up action against these crimes, improve access to justice and reparations for victims, and institute prompt criminal investigations and prosecutions for those responsible. Her intervention comes in the wake of recent reports of horrific rapes in numerous parts of the world, including Algeria, Bangladesh, India, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan and Tunisia. UN Human Rights Chief mbachelet stands in solidarity and outrage with survivors of rape , and those demanding justice.
Sex Crimes, Punishment, and Therapy
This article is part of a series of articles from that working group. Criminologists have amassed a wealth of research about the rationales for and effects of punishment e. Rationales for legal punishment vary along several dimensions, including the target, methods, and goals of punishment. Some rationales focus on the individual wrongdoer, while others address or involve the broader society.
Susan's Punishment: The Sexy Wife's BDSM Experience (Unabridged)
One of the core tasks of a well-functioning state is providing fair and adequate criminal justice. Scholars have not yet examined how the public understands rape and how it should be punished, despite the important role that public pressure has played in the MeToo era. We present an empirical conceptualization of rape culture to generate predictions for how various attributes of rape incidents affect the likelihood that they are perceived as punishable crimes. The results show that emphasizing certain legally irrelevant features of rape strongly affect whether the public views an incident as severe or worthy of punishment. This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.
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