That is one problem we have here. We have removed the stigma of being outside the accepted standards of society.
We protect the rights of the criminal to the point that we alow criminals to sue their victims if they fight back.
We alow far more dangerous people than pedophiles to run out streets after they get out of jail with no supervision or tracking allowed.
As we began shielding kids from the pain of public humilition for their crimes and decisions we gave them tacit permission to continue their course down life's path.
Nothing, and I mean nothing, affects a childs actions more than peer pressure. When we hide who did what that is removed.
Even teen pregnancies went up when we stopped the attitude of holding the GIRL responsible for her decision.
Out of a misguided fear that we might "Hurt their self esteem" we alow them to distroy their lives and the lives of others.