Families Affirming Community Safety (FACTS)

December 6, 2009

Laws do more harm than good

Filed under: Uncategorized — billorights @ 8:27 pm

This article at Human Rights Watch states that the laws do more harm than good.   Remember, not all registrants even have victims.

http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2007/09/11/us-sex-offender-laws-may-do-more-harm-good

Laws aimed at people convicted of sex offenses may not protect children from sex crimes but do lead to harassment, ostracism and even violence against former registrants, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Human Rights Watch urges the reform of state and federal registration and community notification laws, and the elimination of residency restrictions, because they violate basic rights of former registrants.

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