The recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling striking down residency restrictions should be required reading for anyone who claims to want to protect children. The high court accepted evidence that shows that residency restrictions DO NOT protect children and that children in fact ARE NOT AT RISK from Registered Citizens. Click here for a goodContinue reading “Want to Protect Children? Then Abolish Residency Restrictions”
All of our sex-offender laws are premised on a statistic that is wrong. Professor Ira Ellman at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, writes: Proponents of criminal justice reform never talk about sex offenders. They’re political untouchables subject to lifelong restrictions that continue long past their confinement, restrictions justified as necessaryContinue reading “Law Professor: High Court Rulings Premised on a Study That Does Not Exist”
Retroactive application of sex-offender registry laws represents a problematic encroachment upon the judiciary, according to an article in the 2012 Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. Read it here.