"Introducing a version of 'Megan's law' in the UK would do nothing to help parents keep their children safe from sex offenders. In fact, it could increase the risk of sexual abuse from strangers as offenders could be forced 'underground' after being released into the community, making it more difficult for authorities to monitor them. And it could encourage vigilante activity within communities.
"We are concerned that a version of Megan's law could detract from the fact that children are most at risk from people known to them. We would prefer to see more efforts directed in this area with further emphasis on early therapeutic treatment for the victims of sexual abuse."
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Children's Commissioner denounces "Megan's law" proposals
The Children's Commissioner is trying to introduce those pesky things, facts, into the hysterical tabloid campaign for convicted sex offenders to be "named and shamed":