A North Carolina court has ruled that long-term GPS monitoring of registered sex offenders is unconstitutional because there is no evidence such tracking protects the public. As per an Associated Press report about the decision: A divided three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that because officials presented no evidence that satellite-basedContinue reading “NC court: No proof public safer when sex offenders tracked”
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MA court says state has burden to prove dangerousness
The Massachusetts Supreme Court has ruled that the state bears the burden of proof when determining whether registered citizens should or should not be moved to a less dangerous classification. Here’s an excerpt from an article about the ruling at WBUR. “We conclude that the risk of erroneous classification and deprivation remains in reclassification proceedingsContinue reading “MA court says state has burden to prove dangerousness”
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?”
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