The driving force behind the proliferation of registries is often political gain, rather than a sincere commitment to holistic solutions. By instilling fear of the “other,” politicians can exploit public concerns to consolidate support. This perpetuates a cycle in which society remains divided, individuals are stigmatized based on mere inclusion in a registry, and problems continue to fester.
People who reenter society without friends or family on the outside are given an almost impossible task of finding a way to make it with restrictions and without resources. People with sex offenses are set up to fail.
The study aims to comprehensively understand the full extent of collateral consequences in Nebraska. This includes assessing their impact on employment, housing, occupational licensing, voting rights, education, and other opportunities.