The definition of sexual violence consist of four parts, the 1st section on the definition states that the use of physical force to compel a person to engage in a sexual act against his or her will, whether or not the act is completed. The 2nd part states that the attempted or completed sex act involving a person who is unable to understand the nature or condition of the act, to decline participation, or to communicate the unwillingness to engage in the sexual act, this can include, illness, disability, or the influence of alcohol or other drugs, or because of intimidation or pressure. The last part states, that abusive sexual contact is part of the sexual violence. When dealing with sexual violence there are a few sub categories such as, rape, sexual assault, incest. These three have their own definitions as well and are very important to understand. Rape is defined as: the crime of forcefully having sex with someone against their wish. Sexual assault is defined as: occurs when the act is intentional and Incest is defined as: sexual activity involving people who are closely related and not legally allowed to marry.
When talking about the subject sexual violence it is known to be a relatively new field of practice and study which has begun to emerge out of the social movement of the late 1960s to the 1970s. Sexual violence automatically is contributed to how social norms and cultural beliefs do contribute to the existence of the problem. It’s stated that one behavior leads to another, Social norms, individual belief system, and invasion of space, unwanted sexual touch, sexual harassment, sexual assault/abuse, rape and death. This all starts with the social norms and works its way up.
The national victim center states that one in three women and one in six men will be victims of sexual violence in their lifetime. Another statistic states that only 16% of rapes are ever reported, 85% of rape victims know their attacker, and the most...