Sex offender registries: Common sense or nonsense?

In a comprehensive article for the June issue of Criminal Legal News, Christopher Zoukis knocks down many of the myths and lies used to justify sex offender registration and notification laws. There is a laudable and virtually unassailable goal associated with sex-offender registration and restriction laws: protection of the public, especially children. Congress passed SORNA,Continue reading “Sex offender registries: Common sense or nonsense?”

Sex offender residency restrictions waste money, create havoc

In an essay at the Criminal Legal News website, NARSOL communication director Sandy Rozek provides a compelling argument why sex offender residency and presence restrictions are bad public policy and should be abolished. These arguments are well-known, but it’s good to be reminded of them occasionally. Compelling logical, factual reasons to totally abolish distance restrictionsContinue reading “Sex offender residency restrictions waste money, create havoc”

A silenced minority

Another good blog post. Registrants should not be afraid to stand up and speak up for themselves. One person can make a difference. Educators usually say the most essential pillars of successful outcomes are a caring community of learners, enhancement of the learning objective, and reciprocal relationships and transparency to facilitate both sides of anContinue reading “A silenced minority”