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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,…

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.…

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…

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…

US Supreme Court Makes Mistakes

In this New York Public Radio podcast, THE TAKEAWAY for November 09, 2017, host Todd Zwillich talks with ProPublica reporter Ryan Gabrielson. In it he describes the mistaken information that gets injected into court cases that later turns out to be totally false. And worse,…

Ending Mass Incarceration

Vera Institute of Justice has a wealth of information through their project, Ending Mass Incarceration. It is divided into four action areas, as follows. Reducing the Use of Jails Treatment not Jail Bail and Pretrial Stories and Data Promoting Racial Equality…

Reforming Criminal Justice

Academy of Justice – Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Criminal Justice Reform in the United States. VOLUME 1: INTRODUCTION AND CRIMINALIZATION VOLUME 2: POLICING VOLUME 3: PRETRIAL AND TRIAL PROCESSES VOLUME 4: PUNISHMENT, INCARCERATION, AND RELEASE Reforming…