A viewpoint about the absurdities of the American government and it's laws
Stranger Danger Crimes Are Few "A study conducted by the Minnesota Department of Corrections of 224 repeat sex offenders found restricting where an offender lived would not have prevented any of the crimes. What the 2007 study did find was the repeat offenders were preying on people they knew – either through family or friends. In nearly 80 percent of the cases, the offender was a relative, acquaintance, family friend, neighbor or babysitter".
Relying upon registries and restricting where sex offenders live gives society a false sense of security and do little to protect children, experts say. And tighter restrictions could wind up causing more problems, they say.
“It is fairly clear: There is not an association with where a person lives versus where they offend,” he said. “There is no evidence showing living near schools or parks increases the risks to individuals.”