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

Detta är en L2-uppsats från Lunds universitet/Mänskliga rättigheter

Sammanfattning: 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.

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