Today I edited a section of my book that discusses the National Sex Offender Registry. The more I look into this ineffectual tool the more I see cause for alarm. This thing that could be an effective mechanism to protect women and girls from violence (sexual or otherwise) has far too many built-in faults. To a lesser extent I also examine the Ontario sex offender registry--which was launched three years prior to the federal registry--and some of the shortcomings of Correctional Services Canada. The main focus is addressing the specific ways in which these tools and agencies fail to protect women from violence perpetrated by men (the overwhelming majority of sex offenders).
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