Sensible steps

I was encouraged to read that some experts are of the mind that sex offenders caught “grooming” young people online should take part in early intervention courses (your report, 28 October).

I am no expert on the subject but, from what I hear, people who are given help at an early stage in their development in this form of sex offence are far less likely to re-offend.

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Being placed in the same prison wing as a number of other sex offenders is more likely to make them feel their behaviour is normal.

M Reid