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A website with a database of criminals

A searchable database of criminals available for public viewing.
Initial purpose would be for the public to search for people that they suspect to be involved in criminal activity in their neighbourhood.
Then it could be a website that records activity of a criminal to assist them through rehabilitation

The public (registered members) could also contribute in the records of activity and experiences. People would also build themselves a profile of posting reputation.
The debate would be would the criminals really be rehabilitated or just giving the appearance of rehabilitation.

Would this idea work?
A big issue would be defamation, or is there a way around that?

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    Jun 10 2011: I agree that people should be given a second chance and a third, fourth............
    I know that there are great stories out there of people that have started on the rough side and developed themselves through experience and understanding. And these stories could assist as inspiration for others that see that wrong path is the only path that can continue to go on.
    Society has to be more nuturing and understanding of those 17 and 18 year olds, younger and older that . And it should be more acceptable that individuals can say "hey I did do those things in the past, I'm not really proud of it, but I'm proud of who I am now"
    The other problem I see is that in situations there are always two sides to a story and miscommunication could actually be at fault in a sour situation. But maybe this mechanism could be a tool to assist in that - a public mediation?

    Sorry I think I've gone off topic a bit.

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