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There are many perpetual offenders of sexual crimes against children. Building a system to prevent such people from getting jobs dealing with children is necessary for the offenders, too. But creating a database and sharing information with the public will lead to excessive discrimination and exclusion. If an offender becomes isolated, the recidivism rate will increase.

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Akiyoshi Saito, who works at the Ofuna Enomoto Clinic, noting the difficulty in striking a balance between punishment and privacy rights concerning the labor ministry plan to create a database of baby-sitters with a history of committing obscene acts against children in response to a recent string of pedophile cases.

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... Castrate.

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a totally necessary measure to prevent the animals from working their way into positions where they have access to innocent children

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Keeping a database to PROTECT children may lead to “discrimination” against dangerous sexual predators?

Yes, thats the whole point!

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@Ebisen: How do you castrate a woman?

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they do a lot of women castration in south africa... they call it ablation.

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Most developed countries have sex offender registers. The protection of the children takes priority over the rights of offenders.

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As said by others, protection of children IS the priority.

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Building a system to prevent such people from getting jobs dealing with children is necessary for the offenders, too.

No, the system is already built. It's called "criminal record". No need to reinvent wheel.

But creating a database and sharing information with the public will lead to excessive discrimination and exclusion.

Then, you basically don't need any kind of database with "negative" information in it... Nonsense! In contrary, criminal record works well in many countries. Let's say you apply to work in a bank. You present/have your record checked. Any criminal records related to the field of subject? Sorry, tough luck mate.

If an offender becomes isolated, the recidivism rate will increase.

Just part of it is true. Recidivism does not necessarily increase if an offender is isolated. On the other hand, if the offender is not isolated, the recidivism may likely increase. If an offender with previous record of child abuse/molestation/whatever is allowed to work with children, I guess I can guess what'll happen.

balance between punishment and privacy rights concerning the labor ministry plan...

Wait, when a person who isn't yet guilty is being dragged through media and his face+full name is presented, how is that different? Privacy rights and privacy protection is very low in Japan (especially in IT).

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Offenders may have certain rights to privacy but surely not those wanting to work as "baby-sitters" in spite of having "a history of committing obscene acts against children".

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Why is the scope of this being limited to babysitters? What about teachers making kids prostitute themselves?

Why fragment the bigger picture... to perpetuate the myth of safety Japan?

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Yes, ignore the victims and have all the sympathy for the rapists.

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How DARE parents want to protect their children against perverted vermin!

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Sandy:

Castration (chemical or mechanical) works for both sexes. If an individual knows he/she has a problem with paedophilia, in some countries they are offered the option, they only have to voluntarily apply. In some jurisdictions chemical castration can even be forcefully applied:

https://www.shethepeople.tv/news/india-chemical-castration-answer-paedophiles/

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Requiring referrals from previous employers might help.

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"...sharing information with the public will lead to excessive discrimination and exclusion..." Exactly. That's the idea behind naming and shaming. I say tattoo them.

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If an offender becomes isolated in a prison cell, the recidivism rate will decrease.

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That's right you plebes you have no right to protect your children. Now shut up and do as you are told.

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In the UK their is a certificate system in operation for those who want to work with children that shows that they have no relevant offences against children or other convictions for violence. I think it was originally based on a US scheme.

It does not mean that their is open access to criminal records, but if you apply to work with children, either on a paid or voluntary basis, you will be checked.

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Many of the victims suffer years of trauma, self harm, the abuse disconnects them from coming forward and receiving counseling and help.

It is the ultimate perpetual nightmare. to suffer in silence, day in, day out.

Until the pain become unbearable.

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@EXPAT tatoo them where on their foreheads?

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I am in favor of sending them to Battleship Island. Refurb the island and have them do factory work.

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Spoken like a true diddler.

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