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#217916 - 04/14/08 02:01 AM Re: Sex Offender Recidivism [Re: USFbull]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
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Loc: Carlisle, PA

I don't mean to beat up on you, but here is an example of how problematic things can get when we think of abuse issues too simply, or in terms of the old familiar black and white themes we see repeated over and over again:

Originally Posted By: USFbull
I was thinking the 40 year old man that attacks a kid in a public restroom.

That image of the kid abused by a predatory stranger in a public place is a very common one, and we also see it consecrated in films like Mystic River. But it's a myth.

All research shows that in the vast majority of cases (over 90%), boys are abused by people they know and trust (a relative, friend of the family, babysitter, youth group leader, coach, teacher, religious advisor). And the most frequent location for abuse is the boy's own home.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

#218025 - 04/14/08 03:06 PM Re: Sex Offender Recidivism [Re: USFbull]
reality2k4 Offline

Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 6845
Loc: Stuck between water, air, and ...
I for one, don't have any time for views on retribution.
The general public think they are a lynch mob, each time
something real bad happens.

If I had to use my valuable resources, e.g., my mental
anguish on wanting to lynch perps etc., I would end up
as sad as someone like yourself.

None of us are Judges, and you certainly don't fit the category
of moral equity.
Maybe you should reply to the posters' original aim of the post
instead of hi-jacking it,


PS to Larry, I was the kid abused by a total stranger, the 'stereotype', but I still have to move on like the rest of us.

Whoever stole the Sun, put it back and we'll drop all the charges!

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