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Are Sex Offender Registries Effective?

MARYLAND – It gives a sense of security for many parents – having access to the state’s sex offender registry. “It’s a way for us to be safe as parents for our children. I use an app to find out if there’s any in the neighborhood. That’s what my sister and I did before, and we actually found some. So we would know to keep an eye out, especially for my daughter that I’m worried about,” Christie Sarminto said. Full Article

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Finally something that makes sense. The sex offender registry is just a tool to publicly shame and harass the registrants and their families. Hopefully, California will follow in the steps of Maryland and realize the registry does not prevent sex abuse. All it does is empower the “high and might” to exact revenge through vigilante violence and allows the registrant and their family members to live in fear for the rest of their lives.

Hanna grace: Yes; you are right about this news report actually touching on a alternate and more truthful view of the registry; a view other than the one the majority of the populace has. If I ever saw a report like this one here in the stupid state (California) I do believe I’d fall out of my chair! There is a much simpler and much more expedient way to answer the question “are sex offender registries effective?” All one has to do is search the net to see how many people have been saved by the registry, and how many… Read more »

Is this even a legitimate question anymore? I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but are we (the entirety of humanity) really that logically bankrupt to believe the opinions of others (laws, rules, regulations, and so on….) will truly prevent anyone from doing whatever they want if they really wanted to do something? Tracking people does nothing. Forbidding something drives certain people to want to do it more. Just because someone has information or access to it does not mean that information will be used effectively. Anyone who has been through or is currently in a sex offender… Read more »

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