Dai, if you had such a list available would you look at it? As for mobs I suspect they seldom need a government list in order to get incensed.
If anything will create a mob it will be when a repeat offender is quietly released back into a community and offends again. When the community learns the police, judges, prosecutors, jailers, mayors, counselors, in short the "Authorities
" were aware of the nature of the offender and remained silent to protect "his rights", then, then you'll get a riot.
Besides, if your citizens didn’t get angry enough about this guy (chosen at random from your offenders list) I suspect you are safe from “burning fiery crosses
Lor’ mate, 2 years and 3 months
for drugging and repeatedly raping a 14 y.o. girl? In the U.S. that sick b*****d would be a septuagenarian before he got another chance to ply his sickness, and trust me, even at that age he will try.
The laws creating those lists were not born in a vacuum, just as your Turangi assaulter was, probably, not a beginner. Sexual predator lists in the U.S. exist simply because time and time again sexual predators, living in anonymity, worked their way into the trust of a community to identify victims. They offered (offer!!) to babysit, provide after school and preschool care. Volunteer for church youth groups and generally behaved as the instinctual predators they are and always will be.
Can they abstain? Sure, but I don’t believe they will. Can they abjure their predatory nature? Never, ever, full stop.
There is no “cure” chemical, or even physical, castration is no cure. There is no “cure” because most of them don’t believe they are sick. They are aware that society, the rest of us, disapprove of them and what they do and they will do everything to avoid our attentions, but nothing will prevent them if they think they can get away with it. Haven’t you wondered when a pedophile is caught a second or third time, “what’s wrong with that guy? Why’s he so stupid?”
but he isn’t, in his mind, being stupid. He might think he’s clever, even when he isn’t. Unfortunately, too many really clever ones do exist.
If there is a cure it is death.
My most memorial investigation was of a full colonel who married and had children in order to have victims readily available. His wife was appalled at his premeditation but never made the connection that she could only be physically described as petite and “childlike” when he married her.
Not to draw any inference but in the early 60's police departments in the U.S. taught classes to their officers on how to get suspect to confess their sins even though they had rights to legal counsel. That's why today law enforcement is required to formally advised criminals of their rights and the offense they are suspected of committing (you never hear that in TV police shows) because the courts recognized that citizens did not have enough information to know how to protect themselves.
The Sexual predator lists serve much the same function: to alert and provide citizens with enough information in order to protect their families.
While some sexual predators are generally solitary, rapists for example, others, especially child sexual predators, are very communal and get together and compare notes (and share victims) whenever they can. The internet has been more of a blessing than a curse to them. They literally “train” each other in avoidance and how to survive in a society that no longer permits them to practice unnoticed and unpunished.
If your sense of “fairness” is outraged by the public lists, consider that pedophiles and child sexual predators (not always the same) have operated for millennia
, millennia when their victims were unheard, unprotected, un-avenged. Just consider the balance is swinging towards the protection of the innocent.
No longer can “Uncle George” or the next door neighbor or the family friends or the clergyman rely on shock, shame and embarrassment to hide them.
I don’t believe in vampires but I believe in monsters and I know, factually, those monsters have preyed upon society’s weakest, most innocent, and most vulnerable for longer than any of us have been alive.
Since they are never going to stop in a “civilized” society we can watch them. In an uncivilized society we could have destroyed them.
Being on a "list" doesn’t seem that tough.