Please see BJS Activities on Measuring Rape and Sexual Assault for more information on these projects.
Rape - Forced sexual intercourse including both psychological coercion as well as physical force.
Drawing upon this African insight, the rock star Bono asks: “could it be that all Americans are, in that sense, African-Americans?
” Theologically and practically, the Church calls all people to witness to the innumerable ways that “I am because we are.” Contrary to science, however, society uses discrepant terms for “race.” For example, application forms that request an individual’s race use terms that refer to color (white, black), a common cultural and linguistic heritage (Hispanic), or a broad geographical region (Asian).
To overcome discrimination, a community must interiorize the values that inspire just laws and live out, in day-to-day life, the conviction of equal dignity of all. The Church is clear that conversion of people’s hearts must be joined with denunciation of every form of exclusion, and that the State and society should promote “equitable behavior, legislative dispositions, and social structures.” Du Bois’ prescience regarding the persistence of racial injustice is no small part due to its historical rootedness.
Race has been “a fundamental in global politics and culture for half a millennium.
Divine revelation “insists on the unity of the human family.” The African proverb that “I am because we are” says it best.
See individual crime types for definitions of attempted crimes.
Alex Mikulich Over 100 years ago, in his introduction to The Souls of Black Folk, W. At issue for the Jesuit Social Research Institute, from the perspective of Roman Catholic social teaching and thought, is the persistence of disproportionate advantage for white Americans in relationship to pervasive and persistent disproportionate disadvantage for people of color in every sphere of life including health, wealth, income, education, housing, and the criminal justice system.
In September 2011, BJS made a competitive award to Westat, Inc.
to develop and test two different survey designs for collecting self-report data on rape and sexual assault.