What illegal behavior is part of your past? Speeding? Underage drinking? Leaving a store with an item you didn’t pay for?
If you got caught, were you punished by a state-run website listing your offense and notifying others where you lived? Probably not. But what if those were your punishments? Would they have stopped your objectionable behavior in the future? Probably not.
Because public humiliation generally doesn’t work as a method of behavior modification. And that’s why Megan’s Law, which requires authorities to notify communities of the whereabouts of sex offenders, is a bad idea. Full Opinion Piece