- Mrs Hedgehog
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I am studying the actual and apparent effectiveness of Megans Law and how much the public actually knows concerning it. I have some questions that will help guage part of the public views aspect so please answer as many as you can as best as you can. Even if it seems vague or like it could have multiple answers. So, without going to look anything up, I want to know:
Do you know what Megans Law is (or did you before this post? Yes or No
If so, what does Megan’s Law require?
How does it make you feel in relation to your safety?
Have you looked at registeries before this to find offenders in your area?
Do you personally know any offenders?
How do you think your life or safety would be affected if this law were repealed?
What percentage would you place on the number of sexually related crimes happen each year, With 100% being all reported crimes and 0% being none?
What percentage would you place on the number of people who re-offend (either with the same crime or a different sexually related crime) With 100% being all reported crimes and 0% being none?
What notification techniques are currently used that you are aware of?
What effect does this law have on the offenders and their family?
What effect does this law have on you personally?
Do you think Megan’s Law has helped lower the crime rates of sexual related offences?
What information should sexual offenders be required to release to the public? (examples listed below, you may add or subtract what you think is appropriate)
~Home Phone Number
~Details surrounding offence
~Work phone number
~Name of school attended/ing
What restrictions should be placed on sexual offenders?
In some states “peeing in public” and consensual “sexual contact with a minor” where the offender is 18 and the minor is 16 are both considered sexually related crimes. Do you agree with either of these being such? Why or why not?
I know this was long but it really helps!
Thank you SO MUCH for those who are willing to answer these as honestly as possible.
** Please keep in mind this is NOT to start a debate or drama. I understand this is a difficult subject and a very touchy one at that. Please be advised that if I see ANY harrassment or backlash for statements you don’t agree with made by anotehr member I will flag and ask for your post to be removed. I do not want to cause problems
** If you are more comfortable PMing me your responces please feel free to do so. Or if you have any other questions or comments Please feel free to Message me.
Again, Thanks so much for you cooperation and help in advance!!!