Nassau Residents Urge Passage of Sex Offender Bill

Dec 30, 2010 Full story: Bellmore Patch 7

While no community wishes to house sex offenders, it has increasingly become an issue on Long Island of if not here, then where? Many communities have incurred the spotlight after passing predator-free zones with such wide radiuses where offenders may not live that they are forced within a tiny area, often in camps.

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New Law

Bellmore, NY

#1 Jan 1, 2011
Actually, most sex offenders move to section 8 hud areas of LI like Shirley and Mastic we are actually very lucky they got a place to reside in Suffolk.

How many people agree Mastic and Shirley LI is a perfect place for Sex offenders to live, it's a ghetto trailer and trailer park zone.
Letsgetreal

Tulsa, OK

#2 Jan 1, 2011
Recidivism is defined as repeat criminal behavior among offenders.

Of all crimes, sex offenders are widely believed to have the highest level of recidivism. However, treatment professionals and criminologists have known for some time that once sex offenders are caught, only a small minority of them will commit another sex crime. Although some pedophiles, before they are caught, have many victims, most have a single victim in or about their own family.

We all hope for the day when we can see fewer sex offenses and particularly fewer juvenile victims of such crimes. But so long as what we think we know about these types of crimes is based on myths and fear rather than facts, that day will never come. There are several myths that are widely believed that need to be debunked.
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Ten Myths About Sex Offenders - Citizens for Legislative Change-Oklahoma http://t.co/I15weYo

Abolish the Public Sex Offender Registry - Sign the Petition Change.org http://t.co/fOrXaRN
This is true

Bellmore, NY

#3 Jan 1, 2011
New Law wrote:
Actually, most sex offenders move to section 8 hud areas of LI like Shirley and Mastic we are actually very lucky they got a place to reside in Suffolk.
How many people agree Mastic and Shirley LI is a perfect place for Sex offenders to live, it's a ghetto trailer and trailer park zone.
Mastic is the well known place sex offenders are known to live and hide out. The accept them in mastic with open arms.
Hot Call

Pelham, NY

#4 Jan 1, 2011
As far as I am convinced, sex offenders are not rehab material. They never change and will offend again. Maybe they just are more careful and don't get caught again. This is because the inmates hate them in jail and they get beat up.

If one moved into my town, I'd make his life hell.
Letsgetreal

Tulsa, OK

#5 Jan 2, 2011
Hot Call wrote:
As far as I am convinced, sex offenders are not rehab material. They never change and will offend again. Maybe they just are more careful and don't get caught again. This is because the inmates hate them in jail and they get beat up.
If one moved into my town, I'd make his life hell.
MYTH #2: "TREATMENT DOESN'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE."
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The public has been told for years that treatment doesn't work, that "for sex offenders nothing works," but here too a myriad of major studies indicates otherwise:

* The Campbell Collaboration analysis of 22,000 individuals found that treatment reduced recidivism by 37%.
* Canada's Karl Hanson's 2000 analysis found a reduction of 41%.
*
* Oshkosh Correctional's meta-analysis from 79 separate studies of over 11,000 sex offenders found that people who participated in treatment programs had a 59% rearrest reduction.
* According to Alexander's 1998 study, "Men arrested for having sex with children are usually overcome with shame and remorse and they want to stop. Since 1943 those who were treated in jails, hospitals and outpatient clinics found their way back to prison at a rate that was approximately one-third of those who had no treatment."
* By 2005, most all preventative programs showed that rearrest rates were being reduced by greater than half. With some of the latest deep aversion and victim empathy regimens, reductions were reported as high as 91%.
* There is now a credible concurrence that "treatment works" and that new programs are becoming increasingly more successful.

For more detailed data, see Sex Offenses: Facts, Fictions and Policy Implications, January 2006, available on the NCIA web page at 66.165.94.98/stories/Sex Offenders Report.pdf. See also an earlier article by Eric Lotke, Politics and Irrelevance: Community Notification Statutes, October 1997 available on the NCIA web page or at 66.165.94.98/stoires/polnirr97 .html. Professor Eric Lotke can be reached at ( elotke@yahoo.com You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). NCIA's web page is www.ncianet.org .
LetsGetReal

Tulsa, OK

#6 Jan 5, 2011
Hot Call wrote:
As far as I am convinced, sex offenders are not rehab material. They never change and will offend again. Maybe they just are more careful and don't get caught again. This is because the inmates hate them in jail and they get beat up.
If one moved into my town, I'd make his life hell.
MYTH #2: "TREATMENT DOESN'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE."

The public has been told for years that treatment doesn't work, that "for sex offenders nothing works," but here too a myriad of major studies indicates otherwise:

* The Campbell Collaboration analysis of 22,000 individuals found that treatment reduced recidivism by 37%.
* Canada's Karl Hanson's 2000 analysis found a reduction of 41%.
*
* Oshkosh Correctional's meta-analysis from 79 separate studies of over 11,000 sex offenders found that people who participated in treatment programs had a 59% rearrest reduction.
* According to Alexander's 1998 study, "Men arrested for having sex with children are usually overcome with shame and remorse and they want to stop. Since 1943 those who were treated in jails, hospitals and outpatient clinics found their way back to prison at a rate that was approximately one-third of those who had no treatment."
* By 2005, most all preventative programs showed that rearrest rates were being reduced by greater than half. With some of the latest deep aversion and victim empathy regimens, reductions were reported as high as 91%.
* There is now a credible concurrence that "treatment works" and that new programs are becoming increasingly more successful.

For more detailed data, see Sex Offenses: Facts, Fictions and Policy Implications, January 2006, available on the NCIA web page at 66.165.94.98/stories/Sex Offenders Report.pdf. See also an earlier article by Eric Lotke, Politics and Irrelevance: Community Notification Statutes, October 1997 available on the NCIA web page or at 66.165.94.98/stoires/polnirr97 .html. Professor Eric Lotke can be reached at ( elotke@yahoo.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). NCIA's web page is www.ncianet.org .
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Ithaca, NY

#7 Jan 15, 2011
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