Sex offender registries based on a lie

Two recent editorials – one by Radley Balko in the Washington Post and the other by David Feige in Slate – explain that the common justification for harsh sex offender registries – “frightening and high” recidivism rates – is a lie. Feige highlights some relevant statistics. In reality, sex offenders have among the lowest same-crimeContinue reading “Sex offender registries based on a lie”

Sex Offender Laws Fair for Some, Draconian for Others

Robert Weiss writes in Psychology Today: In my previous posting to this site, “Is it Automatically OK to Hate Sex Offenders?,” I discussed the various types of sexual offenders, noting that some are more likely to respond to treatment and less likely to reoffend than others. In this follow-up article, I discuss the fact thatContinue reading “Sex Offender Laws Fair for Some, Draconian for Others”