posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 02:28 PM
So I have read quite a bit here. Now for those that aren't aware, I am graduating and starting my masters in Clinical Therapy in late 2009. My
speciality will be abused teens and kids and the abusers themselves. I am by no means the end-all-be-all here...but
I think something is missing here. Not every person who rapes a child is mentally ill. Some of them genuinely have an intense attraction to children.
I am not condoning it of course but I thought you might enjoy something I have done.
As part of the Master's Degree we have to write a thesis and mine is going to be on sexual assault and molestation of minors. So I have a two part
1. Of the people I have interviewed thus far I found a disturbing trend. I ask a question whereby the interviewee is the judge, jury and executioner.
Here is how it goes
a. You are presiding in a case where a 42 year old man has had sex with a 12 year old girl. You have the ultimate authority for punishment. What do
b. You are presiding in a case where a 42 year old woman has had sex with a 12 year old boy. You have the ultimate authority for punishment. What do
So far, the mean (average) jail term for the adult male is 12 years...for the female...counseling and 1 year.
I stll don't believe there is real equality here. Some are very willing to lock up the person and throw away the key while others are willing to
throw the molestor into general population where they will more than likely be destroyed.
As stated earlier, this system we have in America is bunk. I have been to prisons where a man who has murdered three and confessed to haveing no
remorse has cable TV, internet, and plenty of outside time. On the other hand I have seen people sent to the farm because (also as mentioned before)
this 18 year-old guy was in a loving relationship with a 16 year-old girl. I think there is a ton of injustice floating around.
There is a case of innocence here. Are some of you really implying there is no difference between a man talking on his phone and running over a kid
versus a man who rapes and slays a kid on his own accord? Yes the child is still dead and yes the man on the phone should be punished but we want to
punish the same for the two?
On the same token, are you also suggesting that you know the family of the slain well enough to know how they will respond to the different scenarios?
Of course there will be a loss in both situations but there is going to be a huge difference in reaction between a car accident and a rape/murder.
That is why the law is different and we hold varying degrees of murder. It isn't murder...
It's Murder 1, 2, 3 Manslaughter, Involuntary Manslaughter and so forth. There are differences
Now the one thing I can see beneficial in keeping them protected is studying them and what makes them tick...otherwise I see no issue with gen pop for
Now as for judgement...green is right. If she is judging their souls then so are you. You are just judging differently. Judging positively doens't
mean it isn't judging.
2. The second part of this is a question. Would anyone like to take part in my interview? The only requirement is you must be 18+
U2U me if interested. This is anonymous