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The Problem with Sex Offender Punishment

Few crimes evoke such passionate and emotional public responses as do those committed by the sexual offender; yet, few crimes are as sensationalized and misunderstood as the sexual offence. Although many offences are exaggerated in terms of amount, those committed by the sex offender are often perpetually entrenched in hyperbole. And this is not some neo-liberal, new wave approach to understanding sex offenders. In 1965, the Institute for Sex Research published a lengthy analysis of sexual offenders and deviant sexual behaviours, resulting in the conclusion that there exists a wide variety of types and subtypes of sex offenders and that no “sweeping generalizations should be made”. Insofar as policy, punishment, and social control mechanisms are concerned, the conclusions of this groundbreaking publication have largely been ignored by a considerable number of countries. Full Editorial

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I’am so tired of hearing how society misunderstands sexual crimes ! It is like this there are misdemeanors and felonies in every type of crime why would this be different and be treated different. I say have a DUI registry and keep the same restraints in place and lets see what happens ? Everyone knows from judge to jury to the rest the system that this is way out of control and unconstitutional ! I blame the legislators (so called saviors) for creating the new hater nation, this not about safety. Guess what baby boomers the mellineals will not pay… Read more »

Hyperbole = “hyper bully”

A character ^^ which society plays up by mindlessly branding sex offenders with the use of a registry

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