Teachers, Child Molesters, + Fingerprinting (was Who is disabled)

michael at ecst.csuchico.edu michael at ecst.csuchico.edu
Wed Jun 17 18:41:17 PDT 1998

The law was passed after a person was hired to janitorial service who then molested/killed a young girl.
> Michael Perelman replies to Brad:
> >I would not expect such a response from you. Yes, the law was to protect
> >against child molesters, but this person had been a teacher for quite some
> >time, who was fired because of the fingerprints.
> >
> >There was no indication that he was anything but an excellent teacher.
> >The school board tried to retain him.
> I still haven't gotten an answer as to when the law was passed to require
> the fingerprinting of teachers. I presume that this law is relatively new
> (passed in the 80s or the 90s); or was the law passed much earlier?
> Isn't the law an effect of the recent waves of moral panics about sex
> offenders, especially sex crimes that concern minors? Or had the law been
> on the book even before it?
> Yoshie

-- Michael Perelman Economics Department California State University Chico, CA 95929

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