Student Newspaper Opinion: Abolish the Registry

An encouraging student voice says, “ABOLISH THE SEX-OFFENDER REGISTRY.” Opinion writer Ben Edwards, writing in the University of Alaska-Anchorage student newspaper, The Northern Light, puts together a cogent argument in favor of abolishing the sex-offender registry. An excerpt: The sex offender registry is premised under a largely outdated concept of sexual violence. When these registriesContinue reading “Student Newspaper Opinion: Abolish the Registry”

Authorities: Approximately 97% of registrants compliant with state law

As reported in the Omaha World-Herald: The U.S. Marshals Service partnered with several law enforcement agencies Wednesday to check that nearly 100 sex offenders living in Gage and Saline Counties were in compliance with state regulations.¬† The operation led to the seizure of five guns from one offender and pending weapons charges. Three others wereContinue reading “Authorities: Approximately 97% of registrants compliant with state law”

Nebraska Research to be Highlighted in New Book

Nebraskans Unafraid¬†collaborates with Lisa Sample, Ph.D., of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Dr. Sample’s research into the experiences of Nebraska registrants is the basis for a book,¬†Living Under Sex Offense Laws: Consequences for Offenders and Their Family Members, to be published in 2018 by Routledge. Dr. Sample wroteContinue reading “Nebraska Research to be Highlighted in New Book”