Are sex offender registries reinforcing inequalities?

Trevor Hoppe, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Albany has an essay online at The Conversation.

Public sex offender registries are at the forefront of what I’ve described in my research as a “war on sex.” 

Offenders convicted of sex crimes are now singled out for surveillance and restrictions far more punitive than those who commit other types of crime. More than 800,000 Americans are now registered sex offenders. Tracking them has created a booming surveillance industry.

Read more at The Conversation.

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