Date rape policy, Criminology Assignment help

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
Need an answer from similar question? You have just landed to the most confidential, trustful essay writing service to order the paper from.
Just from $13/Page
Order Now

Please complete assignment and follow instructions CLOSELY

Strict deadline please!

NO COPIED CONTENT

ASSIGNMENT:

Since your graduation from AIU, you have been working as the
victims’ assistant advocate for the office of the local county prosecutor. You
have a great working relationship with the prosecutor, Mary, and the remainder
of the office. Normally, when you speak, the staff and prosecutor know you are
speaking from a knowledge base that you have gained from personal experience,
research, and reading, so they know that your comments are facts. You like to
use APA format to cite your sources, but this bulleted paper does not need to
be in APA format.

You have decided to speak with the prosecutor, Mary, on behalf
of Maureen, the college student who was a victim of date rape. You want to
convince Mary to support a change in the prosecutor’s policy of not prosecuting
date rape cases when drugs or alcohol are involved. Maureen has a strict
policy: when someone wants to speak with her about changing an established
policy, she wants the person to submit a paper of 3–5 pages containing topic
bullets outlining his or her argument for the policy change prior to meeting
her. She feels this way, she is not blind-sided, and she has an opportunity to
research the topic prior to the meeting.

You follow her policy and write a paper using bullets only,
hoping that you can persuade Mary and the chief prosecutor to change their
policy or, at a minimum, meet with you for a discussion about changing the
policy. Maureen knows other young women are being attacked and that very often,
date rape drugs are being used.

Mary has agreed to review your policy change letter if you write
it. You write the policy change paper in which where you have the
following two goals:

  • Educate Mary about date
    rape using statistics and information about date rape and date rape drugs
    to show her that Maureen is one of the types of victims who perpetrators
    take advantage of in these situations.
  • Explain why not
    prosecuting the cases is the wrong public and social policy. Of course,
    you are also hopeful that the victim, Maureen, also receives help in her
    case.

To organize your efforts before your meeting, create a detailed
outline in bullet form that contains information for the following 5 topics:

  • List Uniform Crime
    Reporting (UCR) and the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
    reported crime statistics relating to rape and the strengths and
    weaknesses of each type of reporting.
  • Define the term date
    rape
    (or acquaintance rape—the terms are
    interchangeable) and how date rape (acquaintance rape) is distinguished
    from stranger rape, statutory rape, and spousal rape.
  • List the types and uses of
    date rape drugs.
  • Describe the victim–offender
    relationship, including the following:

    • How victims are viewed by
      perpetrators of date rape
    • The special problems of
      date rape prosecutions
    • How society and jurors
      may view date rape (blaming the victim based on the perceived
      precipitation, facilitation, or provocation of the victim)
  • What is your position on
    this issue, and what action do you think would impact this social policy?

Use the library, Internet, and other resources available to you
to conduct your research.