Did California Suppress Research on Sexually Violent Predators?

Q: What is a Sexually Violent Predator?A: A person unlikely to commit another sex crime. State laws that allow sexually violent predators to be locked up even after they have served their sentences are based on questionable assumptions that they continue to pose a danger to society, according to a study published in the American Criminal LawContinue reading “Did California Suppress Research on Sexually Violent Predators?”

Appeals court won’t delay $28 million Beatrice Six verdict

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals said it won’t delay a jury’s decision against Gage County, awarding $28 million to six people falsely accused of raping and murdering a Beatrice woman in 1985. The “Beatrice 6” collectively spent years in prison before they were exonerated. The decision came Tuesday, a week after the appellate courtContinue reading “Appeals court won’t delay $28 million Beatrice Six verdict”

Judge upends Pennsylvania sex offender registration

Pennsylvania lawmakers made changes to the state’s Sex Offender Registry law after the old law was found unconstitutional. It appears the new law isn’t faring much better with the state’s judges, as exemplified by a recent case. WEST CHESTER >> A Common Pleas Court judge has ruled that a West Goshen man convicted of forcingContinue reading “Judge upends Pennsylvania sex offender registration”