OFFENSES AND CRIMES QUESTIONS 6
Offensesand Crimes Questions
‘ToCatch a Predator’ is a television show that helped in apprehendingpeople trying to meet children online for sexual encounters. Theshow instilled fear in people that made them style up. It aimed atexposing the characters involved by creating fake accounts that wouldmake the people involved to meet the media personalities hence theirexposure. The children were banned from creating accounts in thesocial media in the fear that they may be victims of the predators.However, the technique of exposing the predators did not purelyeliminate the behavior (Livingstone & Haddon, 2009).
Thepeople involved have certain social frustrations. The teens sufferpsychologically due to family issues, academic stress as well as peerpressure. Therefore, these children end up seeking refuge andattention from anyone willing to listen to them. At first, they areconvinced that they are in love. However, they realize too late thatit is a sexual abuse. The older individuals may be having lowself-esteem, abusive relationships as well as unsolved sexualproblems. They prefer the confused children who hardly differentiatethe feelings of love and mere infatuation(Sue & Sue, 2009).
Accordingto Sue and Sue (2009) online sexual encounters have been facilitatedby the availability and accessibility of the internet. A wide rangeof people has constant access to the internet for a relatively longtime. In addition to accessibility, the reduced cost makes itaffordable by many people. Therefore, interacting with people in thesocial website is made easier. Constant use of the internet can alsolead to addictions of pornography that arouses exclusive desire forsex that may need instant attention. The survey also records thatsome individuals involved are not completely strangers. Some arefamily friends as well as relatives. The idea of knowing someonemakes it easier to make a move.
Inconclusion, the behavior has spread across races, social and economicbackgrounds as well as religions. It is possible since thepsychological frustrations are spread and there is a wide access tothe internet. However, the behavior can be best stopped by increasingmental therapy centers that will help individuals deal withfrustrating matters in life. Social websites should also beconstantly monitored to check out the predators.
Thereare various types of sexual assault. They include voyeurism, meaningraping and killing the victim, pedophilia that is a sexual act with achild and sadism, where someone gets satisfaction from mutilating thevictims. The investigation is extended to checking threatening callsand messages, investigating prostitutes and human trafficking. Theobscene phone calls and text messages can be humiliating. They makesomeone to be distressed and anxious. They can as well bedemoralizing. Prostitution can be a bit difficult to investigate. Itinvolves someone involving in sexual actions for pay. However, theperson involved should be willing to do the action under the termsagreed on. Otherwise, it is termed as a sexual assault. Humantrafficking occurs for various reasons. It involves getting someoneacross the border for an illegal or immoral business (Swanson et al,2012).
Thevictim undergoes checkup and the medical recommendation is put intothe account. In a case where the victim resists there is somephysical violence that result in injuries. The words and the actionsof the rapist are also investigated. Delay in reporting is takenlightly as the victim may be feeling embarrassed as well as fearingthe reaction of the police. The victim is then interviewed. However,the state of the mind of the victim is considered unstable and insome instances the details may not be very accurate.
Afollow-up investigation is carried out. It involves interrogating theoffender. The offender may be remorseful. They can also concealdetails of the offense in their favor. The details are noted, and theinvestigation proceeds. It is also important to investigate also thewitness. The witnesses give details of what they witnessed rangingfrom what they saw or heard and the evidence they may be having. Ifthe offender is found guilty, then the charges are placed on theindividual (Swanson et al, 2012.
Anursing home requires a qualified nurse to be around the client allthe time. The client may have a medical problem that requiresconstant monitoring. In the case of the investigation of elderlyabuse, the nurses are expected to give a report that is in line withthe medical report. There should be a good explanation that matchesthe kind of injuries or sickness an individual has. The assistedliving care has less task of monitoring. The client is left to haveprivacy. However, they are assisted in carrying out some activitieslike cleaning, feeding or toileting at a fee. In most cases, theclient can carry out some activities on their own. The caretaker isnot expected to be around the individual always. In the investigationof the elderly abuse, the client`s condition is monitored. They checkany odors coming from the unclean environment (Sue& Sue, 2009).
Thevictims of elderly abuse need a lot of patience. They are forgetful,scared, prideful and also embarrassed. They need time to explaintheir experiences. Some individuals cannot give a clear account oftheir situation. Therefore, the investigator should get someevidence. If it is a financial abuse the credit cards availableshould be collected. In case of an injury, forensic checkup can tellin an injury is from an accident or abuse (Swanson et al, 2012).
NationalInstitute of Justice Journal issue number 255 talks about CharlesCullen, a medical nurse. He would administer the wrong dosage ofmedication that would cause homicides. Since there was notoxicological investigation carried out, Cullen escaped with theissue for several years. However, a forensic science test revealedthe ordeal.
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Sue,D., & Sue, S. (2009). Understandingabnormal behavior.Boston, Mass.: Wadsworth
Swanson,C. R., Chamelin, N. C., Territo, L., & Taylor, R. W. (2012).Criminal investigation (11th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.