The faces sex offenders in America

The faces sex offenders in America

These are the faces of American sex offenders, straight from the lists that ‘name and shame’ them.  Children, as young as 12 have their faces and details publically available for the world to see.

Thanks to Inside the mind of Tim for pointing out this post over at classically liberal about the number of young teenagers who are on the (publically available) sex offenders registers in the US.

It is truly sad to scroll down the page and see the many mugshots of children who have been placed on a list of sex offenders, to be labelled so for life.

One particularly shocking part of the post is the “Age profile of American Sex Offenders” graph: It shows that 14 is the most common age at which people commit sex offences in America.

About the Author

Amy is a Sydney-based journalist and commentator with an interest in politics, music, culture and evidence-based medicine. She is currently working as a medical journalist for a series of "Specialist Update" websites, and she has also been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, Crikey, New Matilda, and Vibewire's anthology "Interface". She was a panelist with the Sydney Writers' Festival in 2007 and 2008, organised the Sydney Writers' Festival event "erotic fan fiction" in 2009, and is a regular broadcaster on FBi radio.