All of our sex-offender laws are premised on a statistic that is wrong.
Professor Ira Ellman at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, writes:
Proponents of criminal justice reform never talk about sex offenders. They’re political untouchables subject to lifelong restrictions that continue long past their confinement, restrictions justified as necessary to protect the public from their propensity to re-offend. Two Supreme Court decisions established that justification. But they rely on a scientific study that doesn’t exist.