Sex Offenders

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Many people have different takes on the information availability of the names sex offenders. Anyone can access the names of convicted sexual predators at any given time. They are able to look at these names via sex offender registries. These are online data bases which contain the names and risk levels of registered sex offenders. Some people have concerns with this, such as: does the punishment fit the crime? Should just anyone be able to access these names, or should they even continue with the sex offender registries? I personally believe that the convicted offender should to live with the consequences. This consequence, as well as others, are not even close to what the victims face. The victims, and their family members, deal with many challenges. The victims are not even able to carry on with simple, everyday activities without taking extreme caution and looking over their shoulders constantly. The families have to deal with the trauma and watch their loved one go through the long, hard time. There are many disputes as to whether or not the punishment is fitting of the crime. I believe that many people think it is not fitting because of the harassment that sex offenders face. When their names are put on the registries, they are there for the entire world to see. Many of them have to deal with the ridicule from those around them. However, the author who wrote the article “Protect Yourself, Family From Sexual Offenders,” states, “People feel sorry for the sex offenders we identified in 2002 should have heard the torment and grief expressed to me from two sexual assault victims. One woman explained how she’d been brutally beaten, knifed, and raped. She said she now sleeps with a pistol under her pillow. Isn’t it “horribly unfair” that this woman must live in terror for the rest of her life?” (Schneider 658). I completely agree with the author. To think that the…...

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