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Boon or bust

Researchers and officials disagree over whether a monitoring system is effective in boosting public safety

By Rob Perez

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 03, 2012

~~<p>When the state Legislature created Hawaii's sex offender registry in 1997, proponents argued that the new law would improve public safety and inform residents about offenders living in their neighborhoods.</p>
<p>But little empirical evidence exists today to show the registry actually makes Hawaii's communities safer.</p>
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When the state Legislature created Hawaii's sex offender registry in 1997, proponents argued that the new law would improve public safety and inform residents about offenders living in their neighborhoods.

But little empirical evidence exists today to show the registry actually makes Hawaii's communities safer. Login for more...



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