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Reformed. . . or not?

Contrary to popular belief, convicted sex offenders typically don’t commit those acts again but it’s difficult to determine who will and who won’t.

The idea of a sexual predator stalking our neighborhoods like hunters preying on innocent women and children is frightening. Certainly those predators exist: serial rapists and pedophiles who’ve assaulted numerous victims over months and years, even after prison sentences and convictions. They are the reason sex offender registration laws exist.

But that perception of sex offenders casts a wide net over thousands of men and women in the justice system. Research shows that view — and our preconceptions — may be too broad. In most cases, sex offenders are released from prison or probation and don’t re-offend. Full Article

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  1. Q

    “it’s difficult to determine who will and who won’t?”

    That’s because it’s impossible to know what is in a man’s heart and mind, or of events in an individuals life that may or may not bring about a psychic change (ability to see the truth); anyone that tries is probably blocking any kind of change for the good that may or may not need to happen.

    Anyone that thinks they can predict or control this is a fool. All this aside from the documented facts that the vast majority of people sucked into the “sex offender” lie are not, never have been, and never will be the “monsters” the above mentioned fools believe we are in the fanciful imaginings of their minds.

    The opening paragraph is a thinly veiled attempt to set the tone (“Danger”- Need more laws-longer prison sentences-need more sanctions-can’t be trusted-etc) for the article and control what you; the willingly mentally marginal dummy, aka John Q Public will think, believe, and hopefully how you will vote.

    The rest of the article makes some true statements but negates those truths with a false rational. This article is just another reinforcement piece for keeping things as they are (in a dark age where truth is a lie and lies are truth).

    This article is to keep the seeds of doubt alive!

    • LM

      “it’s difficult to determine who will and who won’t?”

      Yes stories like this only stir the pot and the “Not on my watch” mentality.

      • Q

        “it’s difficult to determine who will and who won’t”

        If this was an honest piece of journalism and not a piece of opinion control the above statement/claim would read

        “it’s (impossible) to determine who will and who won’t”

        That would be plain old honesty; a rarity among journalists, as well as much of the psychologist community. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if I found out this article was bought and paid for by some victims advocacy group like “crime victims united,” the one started by the California prison guards union.

  2. Cool CA RC

    I just think the one that will do it again are the one that have NOTHING to lose.
    The one that WON’T do it again have everything to LOSE..

    That why we need to be pushing for laws to be change for RSO that way they have everything to lose if they do it again and Nothing to lose if they don’t again..

  3. td777

    it seems we’re living in the movie Minority Report, except we’re all predicted to commit a crime in the future so they are punishing us now…

  4. K

    I think most registered citizens need to realize that we as rso’s can be forgiven, and in more peoples eyes than we realize, we are. What will be harder to earn back is the community’s trust. I’m an rso for a 311.11a. I live in a duplex. My neighbor just got arrested for the same charges. I have 4 kids. I forgave him before I even knew what he was charged for, but my level of trust has dropped significantly. Why? Because you just don’t know. Gotta keep it real if we expect the general public to.

    • Harry

      It is the highest importance that ALL RC to avoid all association that has the slightest appearance of relapsing. I my case was child related,over 26 years ago, I avoid kids, period. My wife has friends with children and I will leave house, if they come to visit and when I am in gathering were children are present I make sure there are at least adult between them and me and I do not talk to or greet any kid. I have no toys, balls or any other child luring items at my house or in my car. I do not watch cartoons or even watch movies with kid actors. This I will continue doing until the day I die.

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