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A Preliminary Investigation on Sex Crimes under the Guise of Religions for the Past Ten Years in Taiwan Area
sex crimes;religious frauds swindling carnal beauty;infringing upon sexual autonomy
|Issue Date: ||2012-12-11 15:41:06 (UTC+8)|
Ever since the economic upturn in the 80s, Taiwan has seen its religious activities become a spiritual sustenance for the public in addition to their material pursuits. When the faithful take their faith in religions, they seldom conduct an in-depth investigation into what they believe in. Thus, because of their trust and reverence towards the clergy, they are often exploited and plundered by the interested parties among them, which results in a variety of criminal behavior concerning religious activities. For example, endless of cases of financial fraud, carnal beauty swindling and intimidation happen again and again. Among them, cases of carnal beauty swindling, the focus of investigation in this study, greatly cause both physical and psychological harm in the part of the faithful.
In this study, we look back to the relevant news releases and judgments in the past ten years, finding that those religious frauds usually reach their goals of sexual harassment by committing drug raping, intimidation, and swindling. As for violent raping and forced sexual intercourses, we find few mentions during our study. Compared with regular cases of sexual harassment, those under the guise of religions often accompany sexual intercourses of finger thrusting or extra object piercing, whose cause deserves further research. Moreover, cases of religious frauds swindling carnal beauty more often than not are repetitive sexual harassment behavior. Nevertheless, the application of cognitive dissonance theory into investigation may help us locate the real cause behind sexual harassment of this nature in religious activities, which in turn helps reduce the rate of occurrence of relating crimes.
|Appears in Collections:||[人類性學研究所] 博碩士論文|
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