October 17, 2013
In Defense of Rational Sex Offender Public Policy and Laws
"The past several weeks I have been researching the sex offender laws applicable for sex offenders living in Rhode Island and in South Carolina. While not surprising, the laws are anything but rational and they are certainly not empirically based. This goes across the board, not merely in Rhode Island or South Carolina but at both the state and federal levels."
"*1-Most research indicates that sexual offenders have a very low rate of recidivism, much lower than most other types of offenders. This is the case even if the popular media preys on American citizen's fears of sex offenders and hints that the reality is the opposite."