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Sex Offender Registry - States losing track

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posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 01:32 PM
I have a serious question. Why do we have a sex offender registry in the first place?
If people truly do their time, haven't they paid the price for their crime? Are they being punished twice?

Or is it because it is known that these are the type of people that often re-offend?
If that is the case, what can be done? I read that the registry was originally done for pathological sex
offenders and used to warn parents because they were very likely to re-offend?
If these people can't be cured why are we ok with them being free?

Missouri has lost track of more than 1,200 sex offenders. Other states have a similar problem

Some of these numbers are quite sobering, 3000 in Wisconsin, 1700 In Massachusetts.
Where are all these people? Homeless? In hiding?
Anyone else find it ironic they have money for the audit, but no money for a solution?

I know some people may not agree with me, but I really think child predator rapist should get the death penalty.

posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 01:43 PM
a reply to: JAGStorm

Lots of people end up on the registry who shouldn't be there.
Had a 16yr old girlfriend in high school after you turned 18? Plenty of them on there
Was a young dumb teen girl who sent a naughty picture to a boyfriend? You just distributed child porn. Plenty of them on there.
Get drunk and pee in some bushes while stumbling home? Oops that's a school right there. Sex offender! Plenty of them on there.

Whether we agree with the existence of the registry or not. It's there and apparently Constitutional, I'm not sure if it's ever been reviewed by SCOTUS.

It is what it is. But rest easy it's not as bad as it looks, there's not 1500 child molesters in your neighborhood.

posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 02:34 PM
a reply to: JAGStorm

Because we don't have a system of rehabilitation for such mental disorders, so when someone does prison time and are released, they still have the problem (pedophilia) churning inside of them.

It's such a problem and a heinous act that robs children of their innocence and often of their childhood and mental soundness, so it has been determined that the public should be able to know where they reside at all times.

Not to mention that it's a simple way for authorities to ensure that they're not living in locations where they shouldn't.

My two cents, anyway.

I disagree with the broad scope of those forced to register as sex offenders and that they should be reserved for the most egregious of violators, but at this point, it is what it is, and being a parent who has moved six times in the last 13 years, I appreciate its existence (the registry).

ETA: My first paragraph can probably tell you if I'm in agreement with your last.

edit on 2-10-2018 by SlapMonkey because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 02:38 PM
a reply to: JAGStorm

Numbers aren't always what they seem you can be put on the Sex offenders registry for getting caught taking a leak , Just like Domestic Violence - The charges are being abused to the point they are irrelevant .

posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 02:49 PM
a reply to: JAGStorm

Actually if you look at any study on recidivism sex offenders have among the lowest recidivism rate of any crime. I agree that if you do your time that is it. There is no murder registry, there is no assault refistry, there is no drug dealer registry. Let’s face it a sex offender registry prevents nothing. If someone is going to do that being on a registry is not going to stop you. I think once you are arrested, tried, and sentenced , then upon completion of the sentence you should be done. I am even for someone needing to register while on probation as probation is part of the sentence. But once all requirements of tour sentence are completed and you have had no issues you should be left alone.

posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 03:08 PM
a reply to: Gargoyle91

I personally don't think a good chunk of "offenders" should be on the list, and those are not the people i'm talking about.
Examples like an 18yr old and a 17yr old involved in consensual relations.

My concern are the truly deranged that I really don't think there is any hope.

To Norhoc, I think those studies are flawed for the above reason. A lot of people are getting classified with sex offender that are truly do not have violent sexual tendencies, so of course they aren't going to re-commit. I would like to know if there is a study for true violent predators and their re-offending rate, my guess it's very very high, which is why this registry was started in the first place.

posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 04:23 PM
How do you define the list vs who should be on it or not, that is the challenge. There are already levels. I want to know if someone in my neighbor hood is on it, workplace,college or other.

You know why because I have been lied to when dating and have found out the hard way. Not only did he not mention, he lied about the situation making him be the innocent one. By law he was supposed to tell me and have me meet with his parole officer where they explain the conviction.

I should have had a choice before hand if I wanted to be involved with someone who has that on their plate. And of course, for my own safety.

posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 05:11 PM
a reply to: JAGStorm

"To Norhoc, I think those studies are flawed for the above reason. A lot of people are getting classified with sex offender that are truly do not have violent sexual tendencies, so of course they aren't going to re-commit."

Not true. I have talked, in depth , with case workers and counselors and psychiatrists that specialize in this matter and they will tell you exactly what I said. The facts just don't back up the fears of people on this. But, I guess everyone needs a monster to go after with pitch forks and torches. It is the only crime where the convicted never get to fully serve their time and move on and that is wrong. Why are there no murder , assault, or drug dealer registries? Wouldn't you wan to know where those people are as well?

posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 06:33 PM
It is a simple fix by making those responsible for the tracking, do their jobs.a reply to: JAGStorm

posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 12:29 AM
a reply to: norhoc

There may be no list for those, but there are mugshots available. Not only that it's on permanent record for felonies, manslaughter, etc, until being expunged if possible. Try to get certain jobs with felonies for robbery or drugs, or have on your record that you killed someone.

posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 12:32 AM
a reply to: dreamingawake

I would want to know that.

In hiring someone.

It's sort of a big deal.
edit on 10/3/2018 by Phage because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 12:39 AM
a reply to: Phage

Exactly, it is and should be known.

posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 12:40 AM
If you'd just execute them we wouldn't have this problem.

posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 08:38 AM
You are right, a lot have gotten bum raps for what was not a victim crime. And you also have predatory molesters and rapists. But a lot are simple lust and hormones by consenting individuals that come from those too busy minding others business besides their own. Pedophiles is an entirely different matter. How many of us have a cousin or a neighbor's family member that is spoken of in hushed tones as 'thought to be' a pedo.

And how many false accusations have arose from hatred or spite, just to watch someone squirm that they didn't like, a neighbor or relative to get even with. Just accusing is usually enough to ruin a persons life, even with no proof or conviction. There are no Saints, there are no guiltless righteous people..
edit on 3-10-2018 by Plotus because: (no reason given)

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