Questioning severity of punishments for SO’s

Rebecca DiBennardo, a PhD candidate at UCLA, questions whether sex offenders are punished too harshly, especially considering recent discussions of criminal justice reform.

Even as we reduce sentencing for drug, firearm possession, and other crimes, sex offender laws in the United States continue to expand and become more severe. Since the 1996 passage of “Megan’s Law,” for example, all 50 states require sex offenders–including juveniles in 37 states–to register and provide their personal information (including pictures and home addresses) on publicly available databases, often for the duration of their lives. 

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