- May 22, 2011
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It's confusing to me that this should be so, but it has been shown to be pretty well true imo. Is it because the Abbott/ess doesn't take the recidivism risk seriously enough? You'd think that if the monastery absolutely has to have kids or other vulnerable people around for some reason, it would be easy enough to just order the repentant offender not to leave their cell, bring them their meals, etc. until the potential victims are no longer there.Agabus said:Exactly. Child molesters and other abusers should be segregated, not only to protect the victims but to protect them from themselves.Volnutt said:And then just not tell anybody and hope they don't go get a job at a daycare or something?
And as far as I am concerned, the last 1,500 years have demonstrated that the monastery is not enough of a shield.
Or is it just that monasteries that are close to settlements are a lightning rod for recidivism? What are the systemic factors at play here?