Professor Adele Bernhard told The Gannett Newspapers that a bill being considered in New York State to create a registry of convicted violent offenders–similar to the sex offender registry–wouldn’t reduce crime. In fact, it would only make it more difficult for convicted felons to re-enter society after they’ve completed their sentences.
“How does that help that particular person to become rehabilitated?” she said.
Bernhard is director of Pace Law School’s Criminal Justice Clinic Post-Conviction Project.
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