Maurice Wolin is particularly useful in that regard since he was more like "us" - regular job, family guy, solid member of community - than some of the more outlandish characters.<quoted text>
Yes, he/she is mindlessly Pavlovian ... Anyway, there has been much discussion whether the punishment fits the crime, often juxtaposing the criminal penalty (somewhat mild in CA) with public humiliation/loss of professional standing (huge in Mr Wolin's case). However, the greater value of TCAP was not in punishing the predators who got caught. It was in deterring, through shear audience size, thousands of other would-be predators. Maurice Wolin is particularly useful in that regard since he was more like "us" - regular job, family guy, solid member of community - than some of the more outlandish characters. Mr Wolin went from upstanding citizen to permanent outcast in a matter of seconds. Something for potential predators to think about.
What is an "us"? He wasn't a family guy, he was/is a felon who from day one when I met him at work was a sexual predator and far from a solid member of the community either at work or in the city. All he did was brag about how much money he had and 'hit' on young women or children. His wife divorced him. He was arrested, sobbed and held at gun point. He never did his job. He should still be in jail. What is your point?