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  •  I'm starting to wonder was Sandusky a lone (2+ / 0-)
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    rubyduby7, WakeUpNeo

    Sex Offender or was he part of a much wider Sex Offender Ring and so a real deep investigation would turn up names that would sink many political careers.

    •  I really hope not. (1+ / 0-)
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      defluxion10

      That's.... that'd be horrible.

    •  I really doubt that... (0+ / 0-)

      He doesn't strike me as the type who liked to share.

      Sex offender rings are also extremely rare. And he's a serial pedophile, which is rare to begin with.

      You must work-we must all work-to make a world that is worthy of its children -Pablo Casals Please support TREE Climbers for victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

      by SwedishJewfish on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 10:30:36 PM PDT

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      •  I had not seen the research that serial pedophiles (1+ / 0-)
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        are rare. It makes you wonder if the restrictive conditions other than incarceration are as important as we are led to believe. If serial molestation is rare it would seem that our focus should be more on punishment than on prevention of possible future (but rare) occurrences. Of course there is the argument that could be made that the restrictive measures are "just in case" but in balancing the allocation of resources maybe they should go more toward punative measures.

        "Speak the TRUTH, even if your voice shakes."

        by stellaluna on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 10:50:03 AM PDT

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        •  I don't have the data on hand... (0+ / 0-)

          but the majority of child sexual assaults are crimes of opportunity.  But the average serial pedophile starts victimizing in his (it's almost always a man) late teens, and often has hudreds of victims over the course of their "career" if they aren't caught.

          If you are talking about post-incarcerration measures (i.e. housing restrictions) my opinion is not exactly popular among victims advocates, but I tend to agree with you. I believe that harsher punishments (mandatory prison terms) for first time offenses would be much more effective at curbing it Housing restrictions actually have been shown to increase recividism rates because it often leaves the released inmates in an unstable environment. And it is a waste of resources that could be better spent elsewhere.

          It's a popular policy though, so I don't see it changing any time soon.

          You must work-we must all work-to make a world that is worthy of its children -Pablo Casals Please support TREE Climbers for victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

          by SwedishJewfish on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 11:29:23 AM PDT

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          •  That seems inconsistent. If they have 100's of (0+ / 0-)

            victims over a period of time aren't they serial pedophiles?  And if that's the average abuser then are serial pedophiles really rare?  It seems that logic only works if CSA is rare.

            "Speak the TRUTH, even if your voice shakes."

            by stellaluna on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 02:48:17 PM PDT

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