Every seventh woman is raped by her husband, and every fourth female college student is raped or threatened to be raped (Cease 2010). The statistics is threatening, given the growing number of laws against rape, including capital punishment measures. For this reason, there is an urgent need to understand what gaps in the current law make it difficult to reduce the number and the scope of rapes in the society. It is necessary to identify and understand a causal link between the law and the extent of sexual crime. In simplest terms, the proposed research will identify possible gaps in law that make it possible for individuals to commit sexual crimes without the fear of being punished for them. The researcher expects that the research will become (a) the first step in the subsequent observation of the rape law in America and the world; and (b) will provide recommendations to help the society improve the state of rape law and, as a result, to reduce the scope of rapes and sexual assaults against women.
The research question is “Why despite the inclusion of severe capital punishment as a punishing measure in a society crime rates continue to grow? In connection with the research question, the following issues become the object of the research analysis:
The statistics of rape and sexual assault is the major justification for the proposed research. More importantly, the current state of literature does not provide a single relevant answer as for why laws do not work to improve the crime situation in the context of rape and sexual assaults. The main purpose of the proposed study is to create a precedent, which combines criminology and legal studies and provides a comprehensive overview of the possible reasons of the growing sex crime.
It would be fair to say that the current state of literature does not provide a single relevant answer as for why the inclusion of severe punishment and capital