Shortage of Resources for Dealing with Sexual Assault

There are a lot of problems related to sexual assault crimes. One of the many is that there are not enough resources in place to effectively deal with this issue.

The Offenders

There is quite a bit of controversy over the offenders in a sexual assault crime. Sexual harassment is another category that is included in sexual crimes. The problem is sexual harassment is often looked at as a minor infraction. It is because it can often be in the form of a verbal remark or what the offender considers as harmless fondling. Where sexual assault is perceived as being rape or forceful sex without consent. No matter what label is put on any of these acts, they are all sexual offences.

The controversy revolves around whether these acts are ones of bad judgement and behaviour. Or are they a form of sexual addiction. Based on this it could be one of the reasons why there are not more resources to treat the offenders.

There are some sexual addiction programs that have been started for those who have been imprisoned for sexual crimes. The indicators are that to date these are not showing to be very successful.

For those who are guilty of sexual assault and are not in jail many do not see this as a problem. Therefore they do not seek out help. To do so, they would have to label themselves as a sex addict.

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Compared to the offenders there is more help available for the victims of sexual assault. The problem is the help is only there for those who have the strength to utilise it. Many women are too ashamed to seek out the help they need. More resources are needed that focus on encouraging women to come forward. Although there are more resources now being created for this.