NPR’s Talk of the Nation, covered Human Watch’s recently released report on sex offender policies yesterday.
Sarah Tofte, one of the authors of the Human Rights Watch report, “No Easy Answers: Sex Offender Laws in the United States,” emphasized the importance of developing holistic sex offender management policies that successfully integrate offenders into communities. She said that sex offenders who are successful, “means no more victims.”

Toffe said that the report “concludes that sex offender laws are based on faulty ideas and do little if anything to protect children. The laws are written so broadly that they expose many people who pose no threat to children to ridicule, hatred and sometimes, violence.”
NPR also gave coverage to Steve Roddel, founder of Family Watchdog, an online sex offender registry, to represent an alternate viewpoint.
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