FBI's definition of rape differs from the various states

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Doober, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Don't know exactly where to put this, but perhaps this explains why Pistole thinks it's o.k. to assault people at checkpoints

  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Civil rights? It's not a aviation passenger security issue.

    Another question is whether or not the FBI has other categories for what you would like to call rape but the FBI doesn't. As long as they're counting the crimes somewhere, I really don't see any issue. It might boil down to whether or not the FBI is going along with the current "politically correct" definition of rape.
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    After reading the article, I think they should just doing away with reporting rapes -- it's just semantics.

    Report sexual assualts of all kinds, and for each case reported, "check all that apply" of the various possible aspects.
  4. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Yeah, I looked at Civil Rights but it didn't seem to fit either. Whatever, it's posted.

    Unless I missed something, I didn't see anything in the article that the crimes are reported in other categories.

    Here's New Jersey's definition of rape:

  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    But note that they're calling it sexual assault, not rape. Semantics again! New Jersey really doesn't call it rape, either.
  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    The first sentence in the definition is: "Sexual assault, often referred to as rape, is legally defined differently in each state."

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