The response by this student is not sufficient and is not to the point. The student goes off the topic that is asked and talks about the American Standards regarding sex crimes. This is not what was required. Nevertheless, the issues that the student raises are valid and to the point. It is true that standards of sex crimes have evolved in America and even in the world all over. Actions which were considered to be criminal some years ago are no longer the case. This is attributed to the development in education and awareness of the responsibilities that come from these actions. There are also changes that have been realized from the advancement and creation of laws and policies that concern child protection.
The student also raises an important issue of crimes which are committed in countries. The fact that United States is home to many cultures brings on an important aspect of actions which are considered crime in the United States and not crime in other cultures. There is a stumbling block in correcting this vice. There is the issue of international relations which has been a barrier in implementing and correcting these laws. There should be mutual understanding between countries in how this crime and vice is corrected. The cultures of many people who are not US citizens by birth allow marriages at early ages. These people get married and go and live in the United States. Their countries allowed their marriages which are illegal in the United States. It is hard and challenging to deal with this matter in the United States without offending their mother countries.
The student raises an important contradiction that has been experienced in the United States. This is the issue of Green Notice where there are individuals who marry underage kids and travel to the US for career advancement. This is an important aspect that should be dealt with. This is realized in INTERPOL and is treated with care lest there arises international strife between the two countries. The student does not bring in the solution that can be applied in order to deal with this issue. The student brings in an important issue of time and the way laws and policies have shaped the face of the United States in terms of sex crimes. Long ago, sex crimes were rampant in the United States because of freedom for couples and men to make their own decisions regarding marriage. They would marry whomever they thought was fit for them no matter their age. This is no longer the case. The changes and the developments in policy standards have immensely changed the way the United States laws and regulations are seen. Marriage is now an important factor that the state scrutinizes to ensure that no crime has been committed when one is getting married. There is enough monitoring to ensure that there are no kids who are being taken advantage of by mature people. This is a development in the United States that has not been seen in other countries. This is something that needs to be addressed in realms of international standards and relations.
Generally, the student does not answer the question that has been asked but raises issues that are of importance. The issue of the significance of sex crime cycle awareness has not been touched.
The student argues that the knowledge of sexual offending life cycle helps the offender realize the actions that triggers sex offence. I totally agree with the student regarding this issue. When one understand the actions that will lead to committing a certain crime, they will avoid these actions and behaviors. For first time offenders, the crimes that they might have commited were due to actions that they were not aware of in the first place. This way, they should be aware of such actions in future so that they will do all the necessary precautionary measures to avoid getting into these situations in the future. An important aspect that the student raises is that of being in a position to control feeling and behaviors regarding a given behavior. It is important to understand that our actions develop what we are and we will do in future. Our current behavior and actions will lead to doing good or bad things in the future.
I concur with the student in the fact that the sex offender is like an onion when they are thinking of the life cycle. They have to realize that the offense that they committed did not happen without any plan. They have to understand that every act that is committed is because of an action and behavior that they developed. This is an important aspect that the sex offenders should be made to understand. This is the reason why the life cycle of the offense they committed should be taught to the sex offenders. Understanding the life cycle for the offenders will teach them that all the things that we do are as a result of some other thing that we have been doing. And that they should try as much as possible to avoid such actions in the future.
I agree with the student that sex offenders should have a support network that should be aware of the sex offending life cycle. Another issue that the student raises is the fact that there it is important for the support network to know the life cycle of the sex crime that the offender found themselves in. the support network will be handy when undertaking the necessary corrections. It is important for the family members and support network to understand the life cycle that led to the crime. When the support network realizes that there is an unusual behavior that might trigger the offender to undertake the same crime, then they will notice this and will strive to correct the mistake while it is still early. This way, there will be measures taken to ensure that the offender is in good behavior. These behaviors are noticed by the close people who are with the offender. They should know the behaviors that triggered the offence.
The student raises another important aspect of having enough measures to have sex offenders undergoing strict corrective process. It is true that it is not enough to have sex offenders in jail making sure that they follow some tight schedule to correct the offence. It is important to have the offenders understand that what they went through was because of actions that they should have avoided. It is important to ensure that the offense is not committed again in the future.
I agree with the student in that most offenders do crimes out of ignorance. Most crimes are done out of ignorance and out of suspect behaviors. These behaviors should be understood by the offenders. This helps them to learn corrective measures which will help them to correct this mistake. This way, they will be able to understand what they should avoid in the future. This is an important aspect that the author brings about. One thing that does not come out clearly is where this will be undertaken. There are is no clue how these life cycles should be taught. Should talking be done alone or there should be some form of punishment that will also be given to the offenders. The environment that these life cycles should be taught has not got enough research. There should be research in this aspect so that the areas which will help the offenders learn the most should be understood.
Like the second student, the student discusses the invaluable role that the support network play in helping the offender corrects their behavior. The student argues that the family members should be taught about the life cycle of the crime that the offender and the behaviors that should be monitored. Unlike the second student, this student brings this important aspect where the offender’s family member should also be taught about the life cycle. It is the family members who will recognize these strange behaviors and will be the ones who will undertake the right corrective measures. Since they are the ones who interact with the offender most of the time, they should be taught about what they should be looking for in the offender so that they can start the corrective measure at the right time. The offender might not be aware of the offense that they might be committing. This way, it is important to have people who will be watching the offender for some corrective measures that might need to be done.
It is true that most offenders are not aware of the cycle. I will add that there are offenders who are aware of the cycle but have no self controls that lead to these cycles. If an offender likes watching pornographic movies, then they might be aware of these cycles but might not be aware of the way in which this cycle and behavior will be corrected. It is important that family members should be made aware of the behaviors that might lead to the offense being committed again. This way, they will be the people who will instill discipline to the offender. They will also help the offender get engaged with better activities that will help them to avoid and move away from the behaviors that might trigger the offense again. They will be aware of the small steps that will lead to the correction of the crime in the future. The most fundamental aspect in this issue is that the offender should be made not to repeat their behaviors in the future. There should be enough steps taken to ensure that they do not commit the crimes again. These are the important steps that will make the offender aware of what leads to the crimes and also the family members giving the right guide.
Don, D. (2003). Breaking Crime's Vicious Cycle. New York: Authors Book Nook.
Law, T. B., & Megan, S. (2010). The Cycle of Juvenile Justice. London: Oxford University Press.