In a comprehensive article for the June issue of Criminal Legal News, Christopher Zoukis knocks down many of the myths and lies used to justify sex offender registration and notification laws. There is a laudable and virtually unassailable goal associated with sex-offender registration and restriction laws: protection of the public, especially children. Congress passed SORNA,Continue reading “Sex offender registries: Common sense or nonsense?”
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Sex offender registry: More harm than good?
Here’s a thorough article from the CT Mirror, taking a clear-eyed look at the sex offender registry in the state of Connecticut and nationally. In the 1990s, in response to a number of horrific and highly publicized crimes against children, states and the federal government created stringent penalties for sex offenders, notably registries where offenders’ names andContinue reading “Sex offender registry: More harm than good?”
Sex offender recidivism fact-based research statistics
AVNetnews, from Sarasota, Florida, has a rundown of several sex offender recidivism studies. They include a few older, less credible, studies and a few more recent and scientifically valid studies. Here is their introduction:The following Sex Offender Recidivism Fact-Based Research Statistics show that “facts are stubborn things”, refuting the shill, rants and other myths, suchContinue reading “Sex offender recidivism fact-based research statistics”
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