Expert: Crime registries turn people into pariahs with "very little to lose"

Another good article explains why registries are a bad idea. In a column at The Appeal, Jessica Pishko writes that public crime registries — including sex offender registries — do not work and are even harmful, even though they are popular with the public and politicians. While public sex offender registries are now required byContinue reading “Expert: Crime registries turn people into pariahs with "very little to lose"”

Judge upends Pennsylvania sex offender registration

Pennsylvania lawmakers made changes to the state’s Sex Offender Registry law after the old law was found unconstitutional. It appears the new law isn’t faring much better with the state’s judges, as exemplified by a recent case. WEST CHESTER >> A Common Pleas Court judge has ruled that a West Goshen man convicted of forcingContinue reading “Judge upends Pennsylvania sex offender registration”

York City Council considering residency restriction ordinance

The Omaha World-Herald article does not say how many of the 31 non-incarcerated registrants in York would be subject to the residency restriction ordinance. YORK, Neb. — The York City Council is considering the creation of residency restrictions for convicted/registered sex offenders and has already held the first of three readings of an ordinance thatContinue reading “York City Council considering residency restriction ordinance”