In the United Kingdom, the Sex Offender is supposedly an unusual person as far as Criminal Justice System is concerned. They are defined so because as they have proven at times to be difficult to manage and to handle. Brown asserts that the repercussions of the actions of the Sexual Offender on their victim, as well as the society are far reaching, lifelong and indelible. For that reason, writers, the Sexual Offender is treated in a special way by the Criminal Justice System. Craissatiseems to agree that this is unavoidable as a result of the dreadfulness of some of the reported crimes committed by these offenders. He further claims that these crimes are constantly in the face of the public for long periods and thus arousing public interest to demand tough and also harsh responses by the criminal justice agencies.
According to the BBC, from the 1970’s, Sexual Offenders have emerged into being the “Folk Devils” of British Society. They say this is due to the constant attention given to their cases and crimes by the media houses of the UK. They outlined that in the 1980s the main focus of the media was the serial rapist while in the 1990s the media focused on the paedophile. In both cases, according to the BBC report, the media houses dictated to the society what the main sexual culprit was.