sexual assault

Sexual Assault

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, nationally, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will experience sexual assault in their lifetime, and 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18. Sexual assault is any kind of unwanted […]


Rape is any kind of sexual intercourse against a person’s will. The California Penal Code says that this can occur because of “force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the person or another” or if a person is unconscious, or prevented from resisting by […]

Marital Rape

It was not until as late as 1993 that martial rape was considered a crime in every state. It was a popularly held view that “real rape” could only be committed by strangers and that forced sex within a marriage was just “wifely duty”. However, marital rape is a very […]


Stalking consists of virtually any unwanted contact between two people that directly or indirectly communicates a threat or places the victim in fear for their safety. Stalking is a serious, potentially life-threatening crime, and has the potential to permanently change the lives of the victims, as well as affecting their […]

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is intimidation, bullying or coercion that is sexual in nature, or any unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors. Sexual harassment includes a range of behaviors; some may seem simply as mild annoyances while others are sexual abuse or sexual assault. Sexual harassment is […]

Date Rape

Date rape, also referred to as “acquaintance rape”, is an assault or attempted assault involving sexual intercourse that takes place without mutual consent. The term may be misleading though, because the person who commits the crime might not be dating the victim, they could be an acquaintance or a stranger. […]