Texas Newspaper Reports Some FACTS

Thanks to Lisa Sample, Ph.D., Criminal Justice Professor at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, for pointing out to us a real news story about Halloween. The story is headlined Experts say Halloween laws against sex offenders are a scare tactic An excerpt from the Dallas (Texas) Morning News story: Jill Levenson, an associate professor at LynnContinue reading “Texas Newspaper Reports Some FACTS”

Wildly Inaccurate Lies and Deceptions (WILD) Citation Goes to Erin Murray of WOWT-Channel 6 in Omaha

TV copy-reader Erin Murray of WOWT-Channel 6 in Omaha, Nebraska, is the winner of the first Nebraskans Unafraid Wildly Inaccurate Lies and Deceptions (WILD) Citation. The WILD Citation recognizes the promulgation of wrong, strange and outdated ideas regarding former sex offenders while ignoring research data and all of the truthful information that is available onContinue reading “Wildly Inaccurate Lies and Deceptions (WILD) Citation Goes to Erin Murray of WOWT-Channel 6 in Omaha”

Target is on Target With ‘Ban the Box’ Policy

Second in a series by Eddie Sidgeweck From the StarTribune in Minneapolis: Target Corp. will roll out a national program early next year that will eliminate the box on employment applications that asks job seekers whether they have a criminal record. The initiative, part of a budding “Ban the Box” movement across the country, callsContinue reading “Target is on Target With ‘Ban the Box’ Policy”