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3 ways to help sex offenders safely reintegrate back into the community

[phys.org – 9/3/19]

Few categories of offender invoke as strong a response as sex offenders. There is a public desire to “do something” about sex offenders, which is taken seriously by politicians of all persuasions.

One way governments have responded is by increasing the length of time sex offenders spend behind bars. For example, most Australian states and territories now allow for “dangerous sex offenders”—such as Edward Latimer, who committed numerous offenses against adult victims—to be kept in custody after their sentences have ended.

But it’s not feasible to keep all convicted sex offenders in prison forever, and there comes a time when even offenders like Latimer must be released. This, understandably, creates public anxiety and raises questions about what steps should be taken to ensure public safety.

In response to cases such as these, many countries have introduced laws that apply to sex offenders after they complete their sentences. These include requiring the community to be notified about their release from prison, placing restrictions on where they can live and maintaining sex offender registers.

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IT IS NOT ABOUT DOING THE SAME ! it is about stopping Authorities from doing harm in the name of the law, violating Civil, Constitutional and human Rights No they are not rightfully fearful. …the Law has been administered when person completed sentence and the Law had every opportunity to get more than fair share of say so into the lives of these men. So accountability is not allowed to be intrusive, abusive and excessive ! All this ADMINISTRATIVE SAFETY MUMBO JUMBO IS A VIOLATION OF DEFENDANTS RIGHTS …. THE LAW HAS TO FIND LEGAL WAYS TO ACCOMPLISH ITS RIGHTEOUS… Read more »

@Roger, good to meet you. I’m the ACSOL Roger who sends out the emails.

To eliminate confusion, I will use the name “Roger H” from now on. Otherwise people will think I am making a comment that you are making.

Could you please uniquely identy yourself with something added on to “Roger”?

Thanks

Sure, and Thks for posting and separating names…I hope my commitments encourage others to take a strong stand and be more involved as well as think, think and think some for themselves and our brothers in trouble !
Good night.

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I sent the following comments to the editor of the magazine: “I think this story is very poorly written. It starts with the presumption that “sex offenders” are a group to be feared and therefore justifiably vilified. In fact, the vast majority of “sex offenders” are harmless and will never re-offend. This has been proven time and again by evaluation of the recidivism rates. So, the basic premise of the article is fundamentally flawed. In fact, I believe it is far more likely that a member of the public will be sexually assaulted by a cop than a registered “sex… Read more »

Agreed! “Sex offenders” and “pedophiles” have long played a special boogeyman role in puritanical America. Any degree of moderation in describing or treating them is, itself, to be regarded as suspicious and so, only wild intemperance in their description and treatment is socially allowable. The highly stigmatized counter-narrative is on the ascendancy, however as individuals and organizations discover their voices and push-back against the shrill, hysterical and ignorant. This struggle is as much about censorship and intimidation as anything else but the oppressors are far more vulnerable to brave and independent voices than they realize. Indeed, we have already seen… Read more »

Wholeheartedly agree. And so true that this is about intimidation. And fear. Tables are turning. Taste of their own medicine.

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