Expert: Crime registries turn people into pariahs with "very little to lose"

Another good article explains why registries are a bad idea. In a column at The Appeal, Jessica Pishko writes that public crime registries — including sex offender registries — do not work and are even harmful, even though they are popular with the public and politicians. While public sex offender registries are now required byContinue reading “Expert: Crime registries turn people into pariahs with "very little to lose"”

Sex offender registries do more harm than good

In a column for the Canadian publication, the National Post, Marni Soupcoff writes that sex offender registries¬†in both Canada and the United States (but especially the public registries in the USA) really don’t make much sense. She uses a recent case from New Hampshire to illustrate her point. Just a couple of weeks ago, theContinue reading “Sex offender registries do more harm than good”