How sex offender registries can result in vigilante murder

Another good reason to abolish sex offender registries. With the backdrop of the discussion of creating a public registry in Canada, Vice looks at how vigilantes use registries to target people on the list (and those close to them.) Some Canadian conservatives are pushing for more public sex offender registries. But there is a historyContinue reading “How sex offender registries can result in vigilante murder”

Registry leaves female registrants open to abuse

In a report for Vice, Serena Solomon writes about how being listed on the sex offender registry can leave female registrants open to various forms of abuse and harassment. “Many people tend to think most women on the registry are like Debra Lafave”—a sex offender who made headlines because of her looks as well as her crime—”andContinue reading “Registry leaves female registrants open to abuse”