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States are required to maintain sex offender registries and make them public. Is this a good policy?

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Poll Results: 5,004 votes
78%
Yes, the public has the right to know.
 
11%
No, it's not fair to individuals who have served their time.
 
11%
Uncertain.
 

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M.N. J.
Saturday January 30, 2016, 10:43 PM


There need to be serious reforms to the "sex offender" registry qualifications.

Rapists and sex traffickers and child abusers definitely deserve to be on a list, but not everyone on the current registry has committed such crimes.

Sue H.
Monday June 22, 2015, 11:15 PM


Absolutely.

Elizabeth H.
Saturday May 9, 2015, 7:05 PM


Yes

Paulinha Russell
Tuesday May 5, 2015, 10:17 AM


yes!

Ed V.
Wednesday April 8, 2015, 9:07 AM


Please, we need new poll questions

Barbara V.
Wednesday April 8, 2015, 3:09 AM


Please, we need new poll questions

John B.
Friday April 3, 2015, 7:21 AM


The public has the right to know.

M.N. J.
Sunday February 22, 2015, 11:50 PM


Sex offences are too broadly defined for inclusion on these registry lists.

You may have the right to know if a convicted pedophile is living next door, but do you need to know if an 18-year-old had sex with a 16-year-old decades ago? Or if someone peed in public seven years ago?

Ed V.
Sunday January 11, 2015, 4:32 AM


Yes

Barbara V.
Sunday January 11, 2015, 4:18 AM


Yes



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