2_28_08 - Stranger Violence Marcy A. Carlone, M.A. Saint...

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Unformatted text preview: Stranger Violence Marcy A. Carlone, M.A. Saint Joseph College Victimology – 2/28/2008 Slide 1 What is Stranger Violence? Robbery Home Invasion Carjacking Murder – Spontaneous Murder – Serial Killers – Felony Murder Assault Rape Drug Deals – gone bad Gang Killings Motor Vehicle Theft Arson Prostitution Hate or Bias Crimes Slide 2 Robbery & Home Invasion Robbery: The felonious taking of property from a person or in the immediate presence of a person by means of force or threat of force. Home Invasion: Robberies which target residents unknown to the invaders, but whose lifestyle or habits they may know. Attacks are generally planned. Slide 3 Carjacking Carjacking: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle by force or by threat of force. Slide 4 Murder Murder is when someone has committed a crime that ends in loss of life for the victim. A murder can occur during the commission of any type of crime, premeditated or not. The assailant may know or not know the victim. For the purpose of this portion of class, the murderer does not know the victim. Slide 5 Assault Assault can be occur in several forms and fall under several categories. Simple Assault Assault against person Assault against property Felonious Assault Breach of Peace Disorderly Conduct Slide 6 Rape / Sexual Assault Rape / Sexual Assault: Crime against person where the violence is sexual in nature and where the victim does not know the assailant. Stranger Rape Gang Rape Some Acquaintance Rape Slide 7 Stranger Rape Blitz Sexual Assault- The perpetrator rapidly and brutally assaults the victim with no prior contact. Blitz assaults usually occur at night in a public place. Contact Sexual Assault- The suspect contacts the victim and tries to gain her or his trust and confidence before assaulting her or him. Contact perpetrators pick their victims in bars, lure them into their cars, or otherwise try to coerce the victim into a situation of sexual assault. Home Invasion Sexual Assault- When a stranger breaks into the victim’s home to commit the assault. Common Reactions: – – – – – – – – – Shock Numbness Loss of control Disorientation Helplessness Sense of vulnerability Fear Self-blame for "allowing" the crime to happen Feeling that these reactions are a sign of weakness This section was adapted from materials provided by the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault. Assault. Slide 8 Drugs/Gangs/Other Several stranger crimes today are due to drugs and gang-related activity. Drug crimes are often identified as “robbery” or “assault” or “carjacking” as the offender is often seeking items to turn over for cash or for drugs. Gang activity also often mirrors “murder” or “carjacking” or “assaults” as they are perpetrated by strangers against strangers. Slide 9 Hate or Bias Crimes Defining a Hate Crime A hate crime is a traditional offense like murder, arson, or vandalism with an added element of bias. For the purposes of collecting statistics, Congress has defined a hate crime as a "criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnic origin or sexual orientation." Hate itself is not a crime—and the FBI is mindful of protecting freedom of speech and other civil liberties. Slide 10 ...
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