Michigan must rewrite its sex offender registry law

After the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the 6th Circuit Court’s decision in Does v. Snyder, the state of Michigan will have to redo its sex offender registry laws. Pity the poor Michigan legislators. Sen. Rick Jones, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he’ll invite the ACLU, state police and prosecutors to discussContinue reading “Michigan must rewrite its sex offender registry law”

Disenfranchised Grief in Sex Offender Significant Others

Former UNO graduate student Dr. Danielle Bailey of the University of Texas-Tyler has published a new report, “Disenfranchised Grief in Sex Offender Significant Others,” that draws largely from interviews with Nebraska registrants and their spouses. Abstract In criminal justice, researchers have identified disenfranchised grief, or the denial of empathy and social support during the grievingContinue reading “Disenfranchised Grief in Sex Offender Significant Others”

The Dobbs Wire: News from the Supreme Court

News from the US Supreme Court:  There’s much interest in two cases the US Supreme Court has been asked to review – Doe v. Snyder which concerns Michigan’s sex offense registry law, and Karsjens v. Piper which concerns Minnesota’s sex offense civil commitment law.  This morning the court issued a list of cases it WILLContinue reading “The Dobbs Wire: News from the Supreme Court”