Monday, 3 December 2012

Working On A Big Project - At Long Last

"The sex offender register is arguably a prime example of criminal justice policy made at a political level in response to perceived populist demands and with no real supporting experience or research to support it."

"Politicians have pushed it in directions that suit their own purposes and practitioners and campaigners have been able to push it in the directions that they want. The pushing in question has often been based on a high profile crime against a child and that is very difficult to argue against. In the meantime the register has become more burdensome and pressing on the human rights of those required to notify."
The Sex Offender Register - A measure of public protection or a punishment in its own right?
Terry Thomas, Leeds Metropolitan University


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