Reply To: Going home: Even sex offenders should be allowed to rejoin society

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Michael Shimkin
Michael Shimkin

While I find the author has a grasp on the realities of recidivism, I was disturbed by the ramping-up of provoking descriptors and the seemingly interchangeability of how registered persons are described. He starts with “sex offenders”, then moves to “high-risk sex offenders” and then finally we are left with “sexual predators” yet never distinguishing the differences. And here in lay the problem; the offense of indecent exposure because you had sex on the beach is now lumped together with forceful rape. Could a potential solution be to coin new terminology? Look how quickly “alternative fact” became mainstream.