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Must More Children Die in Order for This to Stop?

As Chelsea King is remembered as a beloved daughter of the San Diego community, her grieving and devastated parents have vowed to fight to tighten sex offender laws in the state.  Their tortured promises echo so many who have gone before them – Megan’s Law, Jessica’s Law.  But how many children must die before we […] Read more

Mar, 06, 2010

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25% Recidivism Rate – Really?

I admire Diane Sawyer tremendously, and was so gratified to see her achieve such prominence as anchor of ABC’s World New Tonight. That’s why I tuned in so closely to Oprah’s interview of her yesterday. Gravely, when the topic of Chelsea King came up, following all the pain we San Diegans have been bearing the last week, I hoped that she would help educate the public on the true nature of sex offenders.

But I stood aghast as Diane told the American public that only 25% of sex offenders re-offend.

There are many studies of recidivism rates, and they track offenders anywhere from 6 months after release to 25 years or more after release, so recidivism rates can fluctuate wildly based on the time period used.

Mar, 06, 2010

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