US: Sex Offender guidelines May Do More Harm Than Good

US: Sex Offender guidelines May Do More Harm Than Good

End Registration of Juveniles, Residency Restrictions and Online Registries

Laws directed at individuals convicted of sex offenses might not protect young ones from intercourse crimes but do induce harassment, ostracism as well as physical violence against previous offenders, Human Rights Watch stated in a written report released today. Human Rights Watch urges the reform of state and federal enrollment and community notification regulations, and also the removal of residency limitations, since they violate fundamental legal rights of previous offenders. […]