New Study Questions Effectiveness of Sex Offender Registry
By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
A UNO study is questioning the
effectiveness of Nebraska's public listings of sex offenders.
The study was commissioned by the
state legislature, which started requiring all offenders be added to the
registry in 2009.
Previously, only the names of those
considered most likely to re-offend were made available to the public.
The study report says the increase in
listings has made it more difficult for people to determine "which offenders
on the list are the most dangerous," leading some to question how effective the list really is.