Nebraska FEARLESS the subject of newly-published article

Nebraskans Unafraid’s FEARLESS is the subject of a newly-published research paper. The paper, written by Lisa Sample, Brooke Cooley, and Tusty ten Bensel, looks at the creation of FEARLESS and how it helps registered citizens and their families.Here is the abstract from the article.The term sex offender carries expectations that include a continuous level of […]

Understanding sex offenders, the untold story (updated)

Reporter Julie Cornell interviewed several Nebraska registered citizens for a report on Omaha television station KETV, “Understanding sex offenders.”I’ve made people’s stories my life’s work. I’m a person who talks to people sitting next to me on airplanes. I engage people at grocery stores, and even while sitting in those flimsy robes in the hospital, […]

Rethinking Nebraska’s Sex Offender Registry

Omaha television station WOWT asks whether everyone listed on Nebraska’s Sex Offender Registry should be on the list. Reporter John Chapman talks with a young man who is on the registry for having sex with an underage girl he thought was 19 years old.For that mistake (Jeromy) Wilson was charged with first degree sexual assault of […]

Watch "Solitary Nation" podcast featuring Dr. Lisa Sample

Dr. Lisa Sample was the guest one the initial episode of the weekly podcast, “Solitary Nation.” Host, Matt Duhamel, talks with Dr. Sample about her research on sex offender laws, desistance from sex offending, and the effect the registry and public notification have on registrants and their families.Watch the 20 minute podcast here.Find more information […]

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 wrote about […]

Sex Offense Policy Research website

A new website, featuring the work of some of the top scholars in the field, will provide the latest research on sex offense policy. The website is for the Sex Offense Policy Research working group, which held its second annual meeting in Boston this summer. Dr. Lisa Sample is the president, and a founding member, […]