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Lecture Note jan 12

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Candace K.

January 12, 2010: Deviance and Control Sex offenders encompasses a wide range of individuals who engage in very different activities. It can involve sexual assaults, indecent liberties with a child, incest with a child, child molesting, (all of these things are encompassed with the rubric) In Canada, in 1983, they enacted a series of things which included rape in the series of assault. A husband can be charged with raping his wife, they also did this moving of rape into this range of sexual assault in the U.S. The reason they did this was to increase reporting and the ease of prosecution. You did not always have to prove penetration, evidence of semen, to nail people of these crimes. So the offences of rape here in Canada, and indecent assault were replaced with sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, and aggravated assault. Sexual offences have traditionally to be the least likely crime to be founded and reported. the changes in legislation have changed the reporting in legislation. The most common offence in Canada is unwanted touching, non sexual attacks, spousal victims of women (20% of women, and 3% of men) Rates of victimization are highest from fem
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