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Not Always a Sex Offender

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Once a sexual offender, not always a sexual offender Whereas there is a common assumption that most individuals with a criminal record can be eventually reintegrated into the community, the public has different expectations for sexual offenders. In many countries,…

Illinois – People v. Teeter

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2018 IL App (3d) 150243 Opinion filed January 31, 2018 IN THE APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS THIRD DISTRICT 2018 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ) Appeal from the Circuit Court ILLINOIS, ) of the 21st Judicial Circuit, ) Kankakee…

No Easy Answers

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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

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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…

Sex offender laws – Journalist Resources

Check out these resources used by journalist on the topic of sex offender laws, registries, and policy questions. Click the following link for an example of the resources available: “Sex Offender Laws in the United States: Smart Policy or Disproportionate…

National Reentry Resources

Funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) is the nation’s primary source of information and guidance in reentry. Click the following link for this recent article from…

Book Shelf

The Marshall Project presents… The Picks of 2017 – The best criminal justice books we read this year The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives By Jessie Eisinger (2017)       A Colony in a Nation…

Constitutional Challenge in Indiana

Sex offenders sue over Indiana registry requirement 12/17/17 11:57 AM INDIANAPOLIS — Three men have filed a lawsuit over an Indiana requirement that they register as sex offenders when moving to the state, saying they’re being treated differently than other…

Sex Offenders, Laws, Risk and Society | Subject Matter Book List

New Publications Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume I: Perceptions (Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society) Edited by Kieran McCartan and Hazel Kemshall Available January 2018 Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume II: Responses (Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society) Edited by Kieran McCartan and…