In today’s fast moving and dynamic globalized world, the society is subjected to intense pressure from ever increasing competition which is translated to social stress. In turn of events, this social stress on the society results to the propensity and cultivation of healthy grounds for crime and criminal acts.
Therefore, the outstanding question to be addressed by a criminologist before intervening into crime prevention and control is to get down to the root of the crime. Questions that can help get root of the crime are: Why do people perform criminal acts? Is it something in their genes? Is it something in the hand of fate? Or is it something that they learn? These questions help a modern criminologist approach to crime, rape included. In this line of thought, this paper shall seek to theoretically explain rape crime in terms of occurrence, prevalence, interventions and social policy implications.
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