Monday, July 27, 2009

The Agenda: Rethinking Pedophilia

A discussion, hosted by Steve Paikin, with scientist Michael Seto, psychologists James Cantor and Robin Wilson and police officer Gordon Whealy.

They talk about the latest scientific insights that pedophilia is a mental illness caused by a variation in the brain, stressing the difference between the preference it causes and the behavioral choices that are made on that preference; not every pedophile is a child molester, not even every child molester is a pedophile.

From their professional experience they plead for systems of support and accountabiltiy, counseling and monitoring to prevent recidivism or the preference to turn into detrimental behavior.

Furthermore they correct public opinion about recidicivism rates (much lower than for other crimes) and fear projected on pedophiles living in the vicinity (85% of child sex offenses are perpetrated by friends and family).

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Secret Life (Tons of audio about sex offenders and other issues)

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"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)

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FL - Sex Offenders Living Under Bridge To Be Forced Out

View the article here

I believe this is an old article they are just re-posting with today's date, but I am posting it any way.

07/27/2009

By Sharrie Williams

MIAMI (CBS4) - Sex offenders living under the Julia Tuttle Causeway could be forced out of their makeshift tent homes on Monday.

A Miami-Dade ordinance decrees that convicted sex offenders cannot live within 25 hundred feet of where children congregate which includes schools, parks and daycare centers. State law only requires a one thousand foot limit. Due to the tighter restrictions in Miami-Dade more than seventy sex offenders found no where in the county to live expect for a section of land under the mainland bridge section of the causeway. The state even ordered some of them to live there.

Miami-Dade officials and homeless advocates have been working to find some other place for them to live under the current law. One location under consideration is the former North Dade Detention Center which closed in 2007. The center is located near the Golden Glades interchange and some residents who live in the area are opposed to the idea of sex offenders moving into their neighborhood.

"If they have sex offenders coming around here, it is not good at all because around here there are a lot of kids," said Junie Joseph.

Some of the sex offenders who are currently living under the causeway don't like the idea either.

"I'm not paying to live there," said one sex offender who did not wish to be identified in the media. "From what I heard a while back they want you to pay money to live in places like that and I'm not of a fan of living in no jail house."

Eight of the people in the camp under the bridge will be moved to a private apartment building in South Miami-Dade County soon. Another ideal place, according to Miami-Dade Homeless Trust chairman Ronald Book, would be an apartment or former hotel that is in foreclosure.
- If they are homless and jobless, how long do you think they can pay for a hotel?  It will only be a matter of time before they are right back under the bridge.

But large issues remain, such as who would supervise the residents, pay for liability insurance, and their rent, which officials agree shouldn't be the taxpayer in a long-term solution.




"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)

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ARC RADIO - ***SPECIAL GUEST*** Homer from the JTC Bridge

Hosted by: RealityUSA

Title: ***SPECIAL GUEST*** Homer from the JTC Bridge

Time: 07/22/2009 09:30 PM EDT

Episode Notes: Join us on this night as we talk with Homer a resident that is being forced to live under the JTC bridge down in Miami Florida. We will be hearing about his experiences of having to live under these horrible conditions.




"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)

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