How much detail should the Sex Offender Registry put out for public review?
On the news this morning on KDFW Fox news channel 4, they produced a story almost how, unlike now, that the place of employment for a regestered sex offender will be listed, along beside the photo, home address ect. There are several people who believe that it is doing a disservice to the offender. The opponants say that the wrongdoer will not be able to rebuild his/her life if the place of employment is down.
What about rebuilding the life of the person who the object?
What is the general consensous of the YA boards?
I think we should be able to know EVERYTHING.
Having kids of my own I know that I don't want things moved out to chance. Too many times you hear about sex offender getting jobs in YMCA's and Schools and things like that... What ifthey try to organize a boyscout group or something. I don't want to find out by becoming a victim.
In my eyes they voilated their right to privacy and "the benifit of the doubt" when they victimized a child or another person.
Sex offenders are sick, and should be looked at as such. Most of the time population do not STOP doing these things, it's just a matter of WHEN not IF.
I don't care if they hold a hard time rebuilding their life... I just don't. They shouldn't hold done what they did int the first place. It's not like the victims ever get the chance to freshly rewrite what happened to them.
In response to the poster below me, if it listed EVERYTHING, than people would see those cases where on earth it is just a case of boyfriend/girlfriend angry mom and dad and could use common sense and discernment.
the victim will suffer for the rest of their lives so why shouldn't the sex offender suffer as in good health. i think everything should be listed. place of employment, offense, address, etc. They should post as much information as is necessary to curb the behavior from going on again, while making sure to uphold the offenders rights.
I don't understand how posting their job location is a viable deterrent. I.e. holds no expediency towards keeping them from repeating the offense.
Posting their employment would be detrimental the the potential employer, and would ensure that the individual would never have any source of income. Who here would argue that a company would hire a person if they knew that within doing so their company name would be emblazon on a report listing past offender? Vile as the crime is the individual still has civil rights.
Lawrence brought up a moral point. Sex offender's lists contain people's names who should NEVER be on it. An 18 yr old have sex with a 17 yr old to my thinking is not a sex crime, yet we see increasing numbers of young at heart men going on these registries for consenual sex.
Now if you are talking pedophiles and hard core rapists, that is another story. Most sexual offender have sexual behavior disorders and they aren't going away. Medications can reduce the impulses, but does not cure the problem.
Personally I focus pedophiles should be exiled to a deserted island for life and forced to live with the bare essentials. Brutal rapists should be thrown surrounded by general population and get a taste of their own pills.
Even a sex offender has to earn a living. If the perp is a child molester, he can't work in a place where on earth young people work (under 18 generally) so working at say a Home Depot poses no genuine threat to a child. There is a choice here...let the criminal earn a living or have our tax dollars used for welfare to support them.
Sadly, victims don't come across to have the same constitutional rights as the perps do. Ergo, they will require expensive counseling as well as a economically designed support system. Sexual offenses committed against children stay with them for life. Some victims will actually become offender. Some become sexually dysfunctional. It is truly a double edged sword. Only the very strong and determined go on to live quasi middle-of-the-road lives.
Sex crimes are perplexing. They bring out the worst reactions in average people. I contemplate the idea of putting people's employment on the sex registries is one such example of a bad idea. Not everyone on those list are hardened, dangerous sex offenders. In fact some are victims of an angry feminine who got dumped. They too will have their lives destroyed by allowing their employment to be publicized. Not that they haven't already.
Trust me, I worked rape detail for several years and I've had abundant cases where a male was illegally accused of rape because some twit got ticked off. So, within light of knowing that innocent people will be effected by this information, I would hold to say no to publicizing employment info. At least until the state's start discerning between hard core sex offender and lesser offenders who just didn't preserve their pants zipped.
The problem next to the sex offender list is it includes eighteen year old that enjoy sex with their seventeen year old girl/boy friends along side pedophiles. I think the catalogue is too strict and should be used only for real sex offenders. I believe that once a sex wrongdoer has served his time that he still needs to be monitored by the police. I also agree with notify the neighbor hood that a major offender moves into. I disagree with labeling someone who may hold had consensual sex with someone that is 17 an the other is 18 and some of the other tightening of the law that have happened recently. The passageway it is, you might as well just shoot the poor sap and end his misery presently instead of destroying his life for good which is what they are trying to do. For the most violent, repeat offender the socialists need to keep them in prison instead of releasing them.
I think it's a very complicated problem. I don't get the impression that true sexual predators can be rehabilitated, and if this is the case,
then they should not be allowed to roam free- PERIOD-
Evidently this is a somewhat universal belief, or these searchable databases wouldn't exist.
other ex-cons don't jump on some searchable list so you can find out how many burglers, murderers, etc. live in your neighborhood.
I believe society needs to decide- if they are still dangerous, and can not be trusted in society, afterwards keep them locked up. If they are truly rehabilitated, then they need to be free to live where on earth the want just as other ex-cons.