Registering pedo scumbags might make them commit more crimes say the crim huggers

Registering pedo scumbags might make them commit more crimes say the crim huggers.

A proposed register for child sex offenders could increase their chances of re-offending by isolating them from society, organisations with concerns about the plans say.

The Government has developed plans for the register to reduce the risk posed by serious child sex offenders, by providing government agencies with the information needed to monitor them in the community.

Registered offenders would have to provide a wide range of identifying information about themselves, and the information of any children who lived at the same address as them, in addition to reporting their travel plans and providing details of their online accounts.

In a submission on the plans, Law Society president Chris Moore said the organisation had “serious concerns” about how the register would infringe on offenders’ civil rights and freedoms.   

Moore said a register would contribute to the social isolation of sex offenders and undermine their rehabilitation by making them identify themselves as primarily a sex offender.

“Registers stigmatise sex offenders, which may have the perverse effect of increasing their propensity to re-offend by reducing opportunities for integration.”

Moore said the Law Society supported Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson’s opinion that the law would breach the Bill of Rights Act by punishing offenders twice for the same crime.

It was particularly concerned by the lack of a review process for offenders on the register who no longer posed a risk to children, which was not justified by claims that the review process would lead to “unnecessary costs”.

Moore said plans for the register should be scrapped and replaced with rules allowing judges or the Parole Board to impose registration and reporting requirements for offenders in individual cases.

The reason we need a register for these filth is because judges keep letting them out after a hug and cup of cocoa.

Kim Workman, executive director of the Rethinking Crime and Punishment project, said overseas evidence showed that the aim of registers often shifted from protecting children to punishing offenders.

“The focus goes onto monitoring offenders to the death and making their life an absolute misery, and what that does is likely to increase the tendency for them to re-offend.”

Of course Kim Workman is on the side of the criminals. He won’t have them stay at his place though will he? I fail to see what is wrong with punishing offenders.

Let’s say the register is a bad idea. Let’s say it does impinge on the civil rights and freedoms of filthy pedo scumbags…so what?

That leaves us with a good length of hemp, a sturdy scaffold and a long drop. That’s all they really deserve after the misery they have inflicted on children.


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