New book says sex offender registries are too harsh

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In a new book called "Sex Panic & The Punitive State," professor and author Roger N. Lancaster says that sex offender registries are a waste of time and that current punishments for sex offenders in the US are too harsh. While sex offender registries in the US now collectively list three quarters of a million people, Lancaster argues that many of those listed are being unfairly treated as public pariahs. End up on a registry and you'll be told where you can and can't live, and will find it impossible to get a job.

source: Article 'New Book Says Sex Offender Registries Are Too Harsh' posted by 'Katstone'; blogs.babble.com/strollerderby/2011/08/31/new-book-says-sex-offender-registries-are-too-harsh/; Strollerderby; 31 August 2011