Talk:Sex offense (dictionary)

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I disagree with the changes you have made to the definition. User4 (talk) 23:58, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

What is there to disagree with that is basically the legal definition?--Etenne BLSmileyface.png 00:02, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
"A sex offense is a sexual act or type of conduct frequently considered obscene that have been legislated to be illegal."
  • 1) A sex offense does not have to be a sexual act.
  • 2) It is clumsy and very poor English to refer to a sex offense as "a type of conduct".
  • 3) "Frequently considered" does not indicate either the frequency or by whom it is considered.
  • 4) "Obscene" is a moral evaluation, and the definition varies.
  • 5) The phrase, "...that have been legislated to be..." is very poor English.
  • 6) "that have been" does not agree with "a sex offense".

User4 (talk) 00:11, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

  • Furthermore, from Wikipedia:
"A sex crime is a crime of a sexual nature.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_crime_%28disambiguation%29
User4 (talk) 00:22, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
I would still argue that that is a circular definition which says nothing. The page you are citing is a disambiguation page and not a definition --Etenne BLSmileyface.png 00:28, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
The disambiguation page gives the definition to disambiguate the meaning.
Also, I hate to have to be the first one to point this out to you, but all dictionary definitions are necessarily circular. Follow the synonyms provided in any one definition, and you'll almost always end up right back where you started. User4 (talk) 00:33, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
  • 1) A sex offense does not have to be a sexual act.
"Indecent exposure" does not involve a sexual act, but it is a sex offense.
Failure to register as a sex offender does not involve a sexual act, but it is a sex offense.
Violation of Sex Offender Registration statutes does not involve a sexual act, but it is a sex offense.
Basically, the term "sex offense" is nonsense. User4 (talk) 01:03, 8 April 2016 (UTC)