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Naming and shaming of sex offenders: Should sex offenders be named and shamed?

  • There is nothing bad enough for them.

    Absolutely.
    I honestly think that sex offenders (and I'm not talking about an eighteen year old who slept with his seventeen year old girlfriend; I mean the real thing) deserve to be punished much more harshly than they are. Naming and shaming is a bare minimum. They at least deserve ridicule. They should go to jail too.

  • Yes they should

    Sex offenders deserve no mercy for their crimes. If they did what they did they deserve anything that comes to them. It would be way better if instead of letting them be free, we need to lock them up longer. This would make our planet a lot safer, if they did it once whos to say they won't do it again

  • There is nothing that

    When it comes to sex offenders, there is nothing that is too bad for them, as long as they are guilty of the crime. The labeling of sex offenders really needs to be looked at and updated though. An 18 year old who sleeps with his 16 year old girlfriend can be labeled a sex offender. That's unfair to compare him to someone who has assaulted little kids. Once the labeling of sex offenders has been worked out though I feel that naming and shaming of sex offenders is a great idea. People need to know who they are so they can keep their children away from them.

  • Yes, sex offenders should be named and shamed.

    Yes, sex offenders should be named and shamed. People need to be made aware of sexual predators who may be living near them or in their neighborhood. Sexual crimes are terrible and can completely destroy peoples lives and the people who carry out these horrific acts need to be identified and punished.

  • If they did the crime

    When it comes to sex offenders, there is nothing that is too bad for them, as long as they are guilty of the crime. The labeling of sex offenders really needs to be looked at and updated though. An 18 year old who sleeps with his 16 year old girlfriend can be labeled a sex offender. That's unfair to compare him to someone who has assaulted little kids. Once the labeling of sex offenders has been worked out though I feel that naming and shaming of sex offenders is a great idea. People need to know who they are so they can keep their children away from them.

  • There is nothing that

    When it comes to sex offenders, there is nothing that is too bad for them, as long as they are guilty of the crime. The labeling of sex offenders really needs to be looked at and updated though. An 18 year old who sleeps with his 16 year old girlfriend can be labeled a sex offender. That's unfair to compare him to someone who has assaulted little kids. Once the labeling of sex offenders has been worked out though I feel that naming and shaming of sex offenders is a great idea. People need to know who they are so they can keep their children away from them.

  • Please wake up!!!!!

    It is inevitable that in some way & at sometime, someone you love will be labeled as a sex offender. It will happen and then you will be sorry you support this. You will be shocked & discusted at how this DESTROYS children. Yes the children of the shamed & humiliated sex offender get DESTROYED. It will break you heart. It will break you heart. It will break your heart.

  • If they to the crime then do the time treat them like any other criminal

    Young people often make mistakes. When you combine drugs and alcohol bigger mistakes are made. Sex offenses are terrible and the victims will live with it for the rest of their lives. So do the victims of other crimes. Prison time is the punishment for ALL crimes. Drug rehab is set up for drug offenders, anger management programs for certain violent offenders, and sex offender treatment programs for sex offenders. Sex offenders ages range from teens to the elderly so who's to say if anyone is going to commit a sex offense. It is likely that once a person commits any crime they are more likely to do it again than someone who hasn't. Law enforcement needs to know where released sex offenders are but the public doesn't. Laws prohibit sex offenders from being alone with minors. These same laws also prohibit sex offenders from going where children congregate, (schools, amusement parks, etc.). What has happened to our country that a person cannot pay for a terrible mistake then become a productive citizen without being harassed and shamed for life?

  • Not as it stands now, maybe if it was reformed

    Change the registry so it only includes the real monsters and I may be in favor of it. People caught urinating in public need a night in the drunk tank and a fine, not having their name added to a shame list. 18 year olds having sex with 17 year olds are not monsters either and should not be on the list.

    But even if it was reformed the true monsters should get life without parole, period. And then we wouldn't need a sex offender registry because the people who truly should be on there would never be released back into the public.

  • Educate Yourself About SO Registries

    The answer is NO to any thought of castration. People need to educate themselves about who really is on the SOR, and why they are on the SOR, and how it destroys many lives; not just those of the individual forced to register, but their girlfriend, wife, mother, sister, children, and everyone close to them. Are those convicted of other types of crimes publicly stigmatized and humiliated for the rest of their lives? NO! Do we require registration of or physical punishment of murderers? Armed robbers? Arsonists? Domestic violence offenders? Elderly abusers? Child abusers? Animal abusers? Thieves? Of course, the answer is NO. And yet you would feel justified in castrating someone who is on the sex offender registry because they urinated in public? Or a 17 year old young man who loves a 17 year old girl and has consensual sexual contact with her? Or someone who downloaded a file from a music website who was lured into it by an FBI sting operation? Is a person who has a file on their computer the same as a child molester or rapist? There are boyfriends, sons, fathers and brothers spending years in prison for offenses as minor as those mentioned above. Then when they have finally finished serving their MANDATORY sentence, they must continue to be punished for the rest of their lives by being prevented from ever going to a picnic in a park with their family, or go their child's school to see them perform in the band, or worry that anyone can pull up their information and lose their job, be targeted for violent attacks, and shunned from participating in society for the rest of their lives in many cases! If you research this subject, I think you will find that there are probably more people required to register as sex offenders that actually are no threat whatsoever –that are being unreasonably punished (both themselves and all of the people who love them). But, because of the tremendous stigma of being on the SOR, lawmakers don’t want to talk about it; people don’t want to discuss it. But this situation needs to be addressed by our lawmakers, and by our society as a whole, in order to do away with the SOR completely, eliminate prison time for those who were convicted of urination, consensual sex, or having a file on their computer, and put an end to this tragic public humiliation of thousands of people.


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