Sex crimes, flamboyantly headlined in the press, are currently troubling both public and police. After seven months of poring over statistics and case histories, New Jersey's Commission on the Habitual Sex Offender last week issued a report. One of its main conclusions: the average citizen knows little about the scope and nature of sex crimes, but he is oversupplied with misinformation on the subject.
Some of the popular convictions which the commissioners would like to correct:
1) That the sex offender progresses to more serious sex crimes. Statistics clearly show that "progression from minor to major sex crimes is exceptional."
2) That dangerous sex...