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CJA 354 Week 3 DQ 2 -
Statutory rape is defined as a strict liability offense of intercourse with an underage individual. A strict liability offense is a crime that does not require a criminal intent.
Based on the definition of statutory rape, respond to the following questions:
What distinctions can be made between rape and statutory rape? Should the distinctions exist? Explain your response.
Why have many states changed the offense of statutory rape to criminal sexual conduct?