Month: January 2018

No Easy Answers

Balanced scales

Sex Offender Laws in the US This comprehensive document speaks to the glaring shortcomings of US sex offender laws including but not limited to: The registration laws are overbroad in scope and overlong in duration, requiring people to register who…

US Supreme Court not to Hear PA. Sex Offender Case

Pennsylvania State Police Megan's Law website

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to a recent state court ruling that determined part of Pennsylvania’s sex offender registration law was unconstitutional. The high court denied a petition from the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office to…

Pa. courts put Megan’s Law in limbo

As reported in the Altona, PA newspaper, Altona Mirror on Jan 10, 2018 Under those opinions, questions arose as to the constitutionality of the state law requiring sexual offenders to register with state police and to periodically update their registration.…

Where Sex Offender Registration Laws Miss the Point

Rose, Justin P. (2017) “Where Sex Offender Registration Laws Miss the Point: Why a Return to an Individualized Approach and a Restoration of Judicial Discretion in Sentencing Will Better Serve the Governmental Goals of Registration and Protect Individual Liberties from…