Columbia Southern University Marital Rape Victimology Paper

Columbia Southern University

Question Description

For this assignment, you may choose from one of the crimes discussed in Chapters 6 and 7 (homicide, vehicular homicide (drunk driving), sexual assault (rape, marital rape, acquaintance rape.) In this scholarly activity, you are to submit a three-page paper that addresses the following:

  • Explain who the victim of this crime is (e.g., person or their family, friends, spouses).
  • Explain the interaction following the crime that the victim will need to have with the offender(s).
  • Explain the interaction the victim will have following the crime with the criminal justice system.
  • Explain the various forms of interaction with society (e.g., could be peers, press, neighbors, or bystanders).
  • Look through the major explanations of victimization related to your crime. Interpret how this explanation would tie into this crime.
  • If you were the victim of this crime, how would you feel interacting with the offender, the criminal justice system, and your family/friends after the crime?

Be sure to address each question to receive credit maximum credit.

Final Answer


Running head: VICTIMOLOGY





The criminal justice systems in the various jurisdictions of the world focus on the
arguably archaic perspective of justice that is confined to the punishment of the offenders. The
retributive angle adopted is very desirable, especially with respect to the deterrence intentions of
the system. Therefore, the same means that the systems focuses more on the offenders in the
equation and therefore only engage the recipients of their actions for complaints as well as in
cases that they are required to be interrogated as witnesses. However, this way of doing things
needs to change, considering that a very vital group of individuals is left unattended, yet they
need the most attention in the wake of the atrocities.
The victims of crime are a vulnerable group that need to be given due attention so that the
effects of the said atrocities do not turn out to be disastrous to them (Walklate, 2017). In sexual
assault cases, the victims remain the most important parts of the equation, considering the fact
that the same is a crime against a person, both in literal sense and in the sense that the crime is
carried out against the person of the victim. Marital rape is one crime that has r...

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