WHY WE WROTE THIS BOOK
We hope you find the book useful and informative. Countless hours of study and research as well as many years of personal experience have gone into the development of this book. It has not been written to excuse or minimize the behavior of those guilty of committing sexual sin. It has been written to emphasize that the laws in place to deal with this problem are ineffective because they are based on incorrect assumptions. These laws are not only stretching available resources, creating a hefty tax burden and victimizing innocent people but they are not solving a thing! There has been absolutely no reduction in the number of sexual crimes committed since they were put in place in the mid to late 1990’s.
This book offers clear-cut information and insights pertaining to the impact of current laws on individuals required to register as sex offenders and the collateral damage to their families, communities, and our nation. Unprecedented laws have been passed in this country offering nothing more than false security in exchange for votes to public office. The most unfortunate aspect of these unprecedented and unconstitutional laws is that they establish a new precedent for future lawmakers. Now that the constitutional rights of one group of citizens have been taken away, those on the lowest level of the social totem pole, the constitutional rights of all Americans are compromised, undermining our country’s future freedoms.
Every registered sex offender is someone’s child or sibling, relative or neighbor, friend or parent. These aren’t animals; they are people, too! – People that have made a terrible mistake. But media frenzy, along with these draconian laws, has made it nearly impossible for registrants to succeed even after they’ve paid their debt to society. Finding a decent place to live, a good job, or often even a place to worship can be very difficult and a barrier to community safe reentry.
The book also provides information about treatment and provides an alternative to the policies in effect today. We ask, why wait until there is a victim to do something? Why not be proactive? Why not move away from the harsh punitive laws now in place and move towards an approach based on prevention, treatment and healing? Sure, it will require public education and legislative reform but we can substantially eliminate this problem in our society by knowing the facts, exercising prevention and emphasizing healing!