~ hawaii sex offender online registry is expanded – are registries creating bigger problems than they solve? ~

Under the new law, the most violent sex offenders are to be listed in the online database for life. For lesser offenses, depending on the severity, an offender would have to wait from 10 to 40 years for removal from the list. Read the article

If everyone can pinpoint the local sex offender registrants, raise a fuss and push them out of a residence in their neighborhood, where do they go? At least if the offender is at a known location the police might be able to better track them, rather than risk loosing contact because of homelessness. In California alone, law enforcement has no current address information for 44 percent of the registered offenders. Read more

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