I was thinking about the guy that killed that girl in Florida and how he was a registered sex offender. I am not sure that a state sex offender registry violates his privacy rights or not… doesn’t it?
If he served his time, doesn’t he have the right to his own privacy? Does his crime immediately brand him for the rest of this life? Is this in the same container as stripping a citizen of their right to vote forever, even after they’ve served their sentence? Let’s say he didn’t murder this girl… but lived his life normally – does that give the state the right to trump his personal privacy? (And yes, I know that in this case, the neighborhood had not been notified)
ACLU argued that posting these addresses online violated privacy rights, but posting names by county was not. That makes more sense, I guess. The names and crimes are part of the public record.
Parents of victimized children say that the rights of victimized children take precedence over the rights of offenders.
This is like affirmative action, which I agree with for the most part, but it still remains unconstitutional because of unequal treatment.
Comparison of sex offender registries.
Part of it describes how you see prison. Do you see it as punishment or a chance for rehabilitation or just a ‘time out’? (Not in the reality that it is not with for-profit incarceration, but in the ideal sense)
Is this a step closer to Ministry of Pre-Crime?
This post is muddled – I really don’t have the right research assembled.
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