Thank you for that post! I agree with you that recidivism statistics for SOs (registered or not) are some of the most (if not the most) manipulated numbers in all “Crimes” categories. I will share with you an article link I read about & printed in 2007 which sadly, did not even moved politicians as a whole (let alone Law Enforcement Officials) emotionally or on a practical-commonsense or Constitutional basis at the time. I hope the NARSOL moderators permit its posting since it is related to the subject. You and anyone can read all that is there for it is all interesting news & studies.
The article I specifically speak of is:
“September 11, 2007 |Report
No Easy Answers
Sex Offender Laws in the US”
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