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美国联邦调查局:强奸受害者包括男性

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小编摘要:根据美国联邦调查局对强奸的最新定义,男性也可能成为强奸案的受害者.

导读:美国联邦调查局(FBI)83年来首次更新了对于强奸案的定义,将男性及其他通常情况下不被认为是受害者的人群也归入了可能受害的行列。新定义使得FBI数据库中强奸案受害者的数目有所增加,但不会影响联邦和州法律。法律制定者将使用这些数据来分配资源以防范案件发生和给予受害者援助。不少州已经使用了这一最新定义。

The FBI has updated its definition of rape for the first time in 83 years, to include men and those who do not physically resist as victims.

The new definition will increase the number of people counted as rape victims in FBI statistics, but it will not change federal or state laws.

Lawmakers use those statistics to allocate resources for prevention and victim assistance.

Many US states have already adopted a wider definition of rape.

Previously, the FBI defined the crime of rape as "the carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will".

The new definition removes the reference to females and says rape is "the penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object" without the consent of the victim.

Also specified is "oral penetration by a sex organ of another person" without consent.

Vice-President Joe Biden, who raised the issue last July at a Cabinet meeting, called the change a victory for those "whose suffering has gone unaccounted for over 80 years".

"We can't solve it unless we know the full extent of it," Mr Biden said.

One in five women and one in 71 men have been raped at some point in the lives, according to a 2010 study by the Centers for Disease Control, which used a broader definition.

The US Congress approved $592m (£384m) this year to address violence against women.

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2012-01-09 10:43 编辑:claudiaenglish
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