Sexual Assault: Law, Punishments and Penalties. When a criminal defense attorney for a drug dealer is desperate for a plea of leniency, the closing argument will usually consist of, “at least my client is not a sex offender.” Because of high profile child sexual assault cases, the defenses, punishments, and registration requirements have significantly changed over the last several years.
Mar 12, 2007 · Also, statistically, sex offenders recommit at a lesser level than that of other types of offenders. Generally speaking, residency laws which are being passed now are only driving the sex offender population deeper into more rural and less populated areas.Author: HENRY STERN.
Perhaps this is why women represent just 1% of sex offenders in the United States prison system . Thus, it may not be that women rarely commit such crimes—instead, it may be that women are not being caught or they are being punished less harshly. So just how common is it for women to commit sex crimes against children and adolescents?
What punishment fits crimes of young sex offenders? Some experts say juvenile sex offenders can be rehabilitated; others say they belong behind bars. They commit adult crimes that come with adult consequences. But they aren't adults; they are juvenile sex offenders and, unlike their adult counterparts, the question of how to hold them accountable for their crimes is anything but clear-cut.