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Tystnadens väggar. Oviljan att erkänna och diskutera sexuella övergrepp på män i USA:s fängelser

Sjunnesson, Petra (2009)
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
In 2008 USA was the one country that had the most people behind bars, both in numbers and

percentage, 2,3 million people. Of all the male convicts that were being held in custody around

the country's different detention facilities, thousands of them were being exposed to sexual

abuse, such as rape. This essay will try to understand why there hasn?t been a bigger public outcry

in the American community concerning this. It does so by studying the view of rape as a crime of

gender, by examining religion in USA and the Christian view on homosexuality, looking into the

publics thoughts on prisons and the penalty's purpose plus studying theory's of the publics view

on the prisoner. The conclusion propose that different ideas and... (More)
In 2008 USA was the one country that had the most people behind bars, both in numbers and

percentage, 2,3 million people. Of all the male convicts that were being held in custody around

the country's different detention facilities, thousands of them were being exposed to sexual

abuse, such as rape. This essay will try to understand why there hasn?t been a bigger public outcry

in the American community concerning this. It does so by studying the view of rape as a crime of

gender, by examining religion in USA and the Christian view on homosexuality, looking into the

publics thoughts on prisons and the penalty's purpose plus studying theory's of the publics view

on the prisoner. The conclusion propose that different ideas and prejudices that occur in the

American society regarding the above topics creates some type of ?walls of silence?/ reluctance

to the problem, which accite to the continuation of the exposed prisoners. (Less)
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Sjunnesson, Petra
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type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
USA, Fängelsevården, Sexuella övergrepp, Male prisoner, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Human rights, Mänskliga rättigheter
language
Swedish
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1315639
date added to LUP
2009-01-08 00:00:00
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2014-09-04 08:27:49
@misc{1315639,
  abstract     = {In 2008 USA was the one country that had the most people behind bars, both in numbers and

percentage, 2,3 million people. Of all the male convicts that were being held in custody around

the country's different detention facilities, thousands of them were being exposed to sexual

abuse, such as rape. This essay will try to understand why there hasn?t been a bigger public outcry

in the American community concerning this. It does so by studying the view of rape as a crime of

gender, by examining religion in USA and the Christian view on homosexuality, looking into the

publics thoughts on prisons and the penalty's purpose plus studying theory's of the publics view

on the prisoner. The conclusion propose that different ideas and prejudices that occur in the

American society regarding the above topics creates some type of ?walls of silence?/ reluctance

to the problem, which accite to the continuation of the exposed prisoners.},
  author       = {Sjunnesson, Petra},
  keyword      = {USA,Fängelsevården,Sexuella övergrepp,Male prisoner,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Human rights,Mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Tystnadens väggar. Oviljan att erkänna och diskutera sexuella övergrepp på män i USA:s fängelser},
  year         = {2009},
}