Sexual violence is a crime that happens far too often and to many women and men. Approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men have been sexually abused and out of those statistics only 28% of the victims report the crime (The Center for Family Justice, n.d.). The truth is inevitable, rape is a vert common crime, but what makes someone want to sexually abuse or rape a person? There are different theories that are believed, as to why someone would be sexually deviant, some believe it is biological while others believe it is psychological. Biological theorists believe that the acts of sexual deviance are because someone is born with them and psychological theorists believe that outside factors such as, trauma, what is learned through social interaction and development. Biological theorists believe there is an impulse that causes someone to be sexual deviant and also believe that a man who is susceptible to be sexually abusive may also have the capabilities to produce a larger number of children, but there other biological theorists that believe that it is more of a want, the want to achieve a certain number of sexual partners (The Advocates for Human Rights, 2006). There are various perspectives that focus on the psychological aspect of rape and sexual abuse. Researchers will often look into the offender’s past life to determine what made offender decide to commit such an act.
`When it comes to the explanation on sexual deviance and whether the act is a result of biological or psychological, there is not one perspective that is right. Each and everyone of our thought processes are different because we are different, so a sexual offender and their choice to be sexually deviant can have a multitude of variables that affect their decision, but I do not believe someone is born to commit such sexually deviant acts and that some kind of trauma or it’s something an offender has learned because they have viewed such an act and were essentially taught that the act itself if normal. There a many variables that can affect someone’s choice to commit a crime such as rape or sexual abuse and oftentimes it takes great research to determine the why of such awful situations.
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