Brooke equates two horny teenagers having sex with someone raping someone at gunpoint. There must be a better way of dealing with behaviour society considers undesirable. Sex offenders have a high reoffending rate and so it's just a matter of when. If you have inside knowledge of a topic in the news, contact the ABC. About the Author Author Profile. Meinders has failed to show a real risk of criminal prosecution based on any statements he might make in treatment. However, a register will do little to combat the horrific systematic abuse and trafficking of children in other nations.
Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say
So instead, the system should be redesigned to serve as a means of warning the public. California, known as the second-harshest state for sex offenders after Florida, has the highest number of people in its sex-offender registry. Placing a person on a sex offender register should be viewed as a punishment given the negative impact it has on an individual's privacy, freedom of movement and economic liberty, and if the offence occurred prior to the register becoming law then it is unfair to impose this punishment now. Our registration laws were created out of a concern for public safety, especially the protection of children, not from a desire to increase punishment. Why not lobby for these serious sex offenders to be kept behind bars forever? The order prohibits harassment by U.
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And, Brooke, you should be ashamed at even suggesting:. It would seem to me that the problem with so many of the serial sex offenders we read about is that they are slapped on the wrist as juveniles, by lenient magistrates. Whether the registration requirement requires a finding of scienter is a separate issue from whether a criminal conviction for failure to register requires a finding of scienter. One of the most notorious incidents occurred in New Jersey. Alert moderator carbon-based lifeform:
Clapacs Briana Clark Ross D. He also questioned why she was not charged with having sex with a minor both under 16 at the time only him. This, however, cannot overcome the deference we must give to the Legislature's law-making authority. This means at 17 his life is in the toilet with no hope of redemption. Carson, in Los Angeles County, is one of the two cities that have refused to repeal their ordinances prohibiting registered sex offenders from setting foot within feet of various public places. As someone who just found out their profoundly disabled son's main carer is a convicted sex-offender who was first jailed for 11 years about 30 years ago, but has re-offended since.