Why sex offender registries keep growing even as sexual violence rates fall

The latest map of registered sex offenders in the United States put out in May by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, shows there are now more than 900,000 men, women, and children on sex offender registries. While the number of people on sex offender registries is increasing, Steven Yoder, writing for TheContinue reading “Why sex offender registries keep growing even as sexual violence rates fall”

Florida ministry deals with sex offender registry

Steven Yoder writes an article for the Christian Century about a residential ministry in Florida that helps sex offenders transitioning out of prison. One would think these kinds of programs would be well supported as a way to help people get back on their feet. Baptist minister Glenn Burns calls the evening of April 7,Continue reading “Florida ministry deals with sex offender registry”

Sex Offender Registries invite vigilantism

At his Life on the List blog, Steven Yoder has a couple pieces detailing how sex offender registries lead to vigilante attacks against registrants and their families. In one post, Yoder lists some of the more egregious examples of vigilantism that occurred in 2017¬†and explains how the government lists themselves tacitly encourage such actions. First,Continue reading “Sex Offender Registries invite vigilantism”