Rape - what should be the punishment

February 1, 2007 2:50pm CST
I know over here in England, the government are looking at changing the punishments for rape. Leas than 10% of rapes are actually reported, this is due to over 85% of rape trails are failed to be seen as rape, as the judge sees them as ABH instead. Which totally belittles the victims. At the moment many rapists get sent to prison for 4 years, get free therapy, and get out in under 2 years. And what does the victim get? I know of one rape victim who after 3 years, is still waiting for councelling off the NHS. I was just wondering what your opinons of the rape crisis is?
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@Marie2473 (8523)
• Sweden
1 Feb 07
Here in sweden it´s even worse. Most rapist don´t even get convicted and even if they do, it varies from 10 months to maybe 2 years. There was recently a case where the rapist, despite technical evidence was set free just because the girl didn´t seem to suffer that much from it.. I mean it´s just sick. Tp rape someone should be highly punished, coz belive me - a person who gets raped has to live with it every day for the rest of her life!
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1 Feb 07
marie, im totally with you. i hate that the justice system doesnt even stick with the victim
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• United States
2 Feb 07
This makes me mad, just because it seemed like she didn't suffer from the experance doesn't mean she didn't. I know 3 people who have been raped and all of them just wanted to get there lifes back to normal, so they started by acting normal. Justice systems make me so mad!
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@amitksing (1324)
• India
1 Feb 07
I think rapists should be punished as severely as possible. A rapist spoils a girls life.
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1 Feb 07
i know this is my point,rape ruins a girls life...it may cause her to be really clingy of her future partners, or maybe even be scared of physical contact again
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• India
1 Feb 07
ya man i agree with u
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@myrith (1830)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
For real, a girl's life is forever changed by a rape attack, worse thing is sometimes she is blamed for it.
@happymommy3 (2014)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I believe there should be a punishment. I don't know what or how long but even if one is not punished here on earth they will be judged by God one day and I would be scared of that day!
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1 Feb 07
im with you too. i think that rape punishent should be really harsh, i dont like how alot of them get off with the crime they have committed
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• Australia
2 Feb 07
Yeah I agree totally with you. Even if we dont punish the rapist or if they walked out free or found innocent, on Judgement Day, they will be thrown out to hell.
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• India
2 Feb 07
Any rapist should be given a punishment that is severe and also bring him to a point where he realizes the damage he has done to a Girl's life and her family..!!! If he escapes punishment now hE SHOULD KNOW that one day is is Gonna get caught...!!!
1 Feb 07
The penalty for rape should be a few years less than "muder" or "serial" depends on the ammount of times. i also think pedos should be judged the same way as rapist but i think this shouldn't be under "relationships" =) ~joey
1 Feb 07
i didnt know where to post it :S i would have asked but you werent on msn :( coz i know you would know where to pop this. i do agree with out, i think maybe more judges should be more understanding, they seem to dismiss rape claims, even when there is sufficiant evidance. to be honest i hate the judges over here in the uk, a friend of mine was raped and her rapist only got 40 hours community service, and she still sees him now, which makes her really scared. aswell as he keeps trying to contact her too, it does get in the way of her current relationship too. as she is now really clingy and scared of loosing her partner. but she is happy he understands and really supports her
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I definitely feel that they should get more than four years in jail as this is a very serious crime and they should be serving many years in prison. The chances of them doing something like that again are pretty high so I think they should be in there longer than that. I would feel unsafe if I had been the victim and found out this person was getting out that soon. 4 years is just too short for this type of crime.
@vendan (127)
• India
2 Feb 07
In some countries, they cut ur hand if u steal.. So, obviously...
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@_hope_ (3917)
• Australia
2 Feb 07
most rape cases are not reported as the fear that remains within the victim .I know that after all these years i still feel ashamed and i don`t want anyone to know about what happened.but putting them in prison is giving them a reward the victim suffers the rest of their lives
@junior07 (975)
• India
2 Feb 07
i think for that type of cases there should be a special court.
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@slim22 (5)
• United States
2 Feb 07
If i had control over this situation all crimanals that have been caught doing this they should have there nut's cut off for doing this and if they try it a second time then life in prison (two strikes and your out)the law needs to quit letting men or woman that are repeat offenders go so easy.
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@laaxman (97)
• Nepal
2 Feb 07
i think the person should be hanged for his guilt.
2 people like this
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
punishment should be lethal injection.
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1 Feb 07
im with you on that one, its a very good option
@rohart (46)
• Belgium
1 Feb 07
Cut off his balls !!!!! and let him eat them!!!
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1 Feb 07
again, another good idea...you should work for the government
@lena2000 (2392)
• Belgium
3 Feb 07
Yes,i agree to do "that" with them - good idea.
@jenbatres (800)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I feel rape is an aweful crime. It is a shame that women are treated that way. I actually feel that the rapist should be sent to prision where they are the fresh meat and can be continually be raped. . . . I believe an eye for an eye.
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3 Feb 07
Most are by the gangs.. you've dropped your soap! *the new guy.. oooa arrhhh!! Also peedos. they have a whale of a time being thought what comes around goes up there backside! ~Joey (ignore me i mean no harm lol)
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• India
2 Feb 07
why shouldnt we follow the arab country( saudi) style punishment?
@aiguy01 (589)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Because under Muslim law it requires four witnesses to convict!
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• United States
2 Feb 07
I think it was a Taliban way of dispensing justice but i am going to recommend it as the form of punishment for Rapist.100 lashes with a finely woven leather interlaced with spikes.The venue would be a football stadium,admittance free,or a small fee could be charged to cover cost.
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@aiguy01 (589)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Under Islamic law though a woman must have four witnesses to prove that a rape has take place! How stupid is that? How can anybody be convicted under that system?
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• Canada
2 Feb 07
honestly the only thing that would be logical is for the guy to go to prison and get raped by the goverment everyday his in prison with like very long year termes 50 years !
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• United States
2 Feb 07
raped by the government? how??? they get free college education, intrnet access, 3 meals a day, cigerettes, time to work out, books and magazines to read...how are they getting raped by the government?
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• India
2 Feb 07
IF a person is convicted of rape he should be killed
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2 Feb 07
i agree (as i said above)
@hktambia (102)
• India
2 Feb 07
There should be appropriate punishment for this type of offences. For this england has to make modification in their law of rule , constitution & legal proceedings. So that no one can even think of it. But at the same time it is also to be ensured that misuse may not happen of such ruling.
2 Feb 07
i see what you mean...it does need to be changed, urgently
@XxAngelxX (2835)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
Life! I think they should get life because when they commit this type of act, they ruin the life of the girl forever. Although it is something you can get over, it's always in the back of your mind and never goes away. I think rapists need to receive the harshest punishment possible.
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2 Feb 07
life in prisonment? i hate how easily rapists get off any punishment
• United States
2 Feb 07
I think if they are found truly guilty, castration should be punishment
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2 Feb 07
i think we should have done a poll, as there are so many views is unbelievable, but the issue being tackled is very important