The case against naming sex fiends

Herald Sun

Michael Holcroft
From:Herald Sun
March 01, 2012

THE Law Institute of Victoria strongly opposes the “name and shame” push with respect to serious sex offenders.

The LIV is concerned that our children and communities are protected from serious sexual predators, but “name and shame” is not the way to achieve this.

Being identified as a sexual predator removes an offender’s motivation to rehabilitate.

Being publicly linked to a crime that is so stigmatised makes it difficult for an offender to obtain employment or accommodation.

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