Do Sex Offender Registries Work?

San Diego CityBeat | April 16, 2008
The term "sex offender" conjures a kind of monolithic image -- one that's reinforced by the news media and tough-on-crime politicians, despite evidence to the contrary. Misperception and fear, rather than good empirical research, seem to be what drives sex-offender laws. A case in point is a new law that takes effect this week in San Diego.

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