While a great deal of research has been conducted attempting to identify the causes of sexual offending, a general consensus has not been reached. Instead a mix of social, environmental, psychological, and biological factors have been found to contribute to differing degrees of sexually violent offenders. Thus, when attempting to gain insight into the factors that may have contributed to a sexually violent offense, it is important to analyze each case thoroughly. All of these factors may be useful when trying to determine why someone engaged in a sexually violent offense.
For this Assignment, select a sexually violent offender. You also will write about this sexually violent offender per the guidelines of your Final Project. Then consider any social, environmental, psychological, and/or biological factors that may have contributed to the sexually violent offender’s behavior.
Note: This Assignment will be a part of your Final Project. You are required to incorporate Instructor feedback from this Assignment before submitting your Final Project in Week 11.
The Assignment (2 pages)
your explanation of the degree to which state sex offender registries are effective in the prevention of sexually violent behaviors. Then state your position on whether state sex offender registries are ethical and explain why.
- Describe the convicted sexually violent offender you selected.
- Describe any social, environmental, psychological, and/or biological factors that may have contributed to the sexually violent offender’s behavior and explain how.
Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. Provide a reference list for all resources, including any you used from the Learning Resources for this course.
The Potential Causes of Sexually Violent Offenders Name Institution Date Bobby (Robert) Joe Long is a sexual offender/ predator flyer registered in the state of Florida, and he committed crimes in the early 1980’s (Tumblr, n.d.). Long was also a serial killer, and his violent sexual acts occurred for a long period of time around the Tampa Bay Area. The convicted killer and rapist grew up in an unstable home, where his parent’ relationship was on and off over time. Since the offender committed robbery, rape and murder, it is likely that there was a strong desire to control others. Long was called “Classified Ad Rapist”, and he responded to the ads targeting women who were alone at home (Tumblr, n.d.). Even though, he had been tried for rape, he was not convicted, and h