Author: Jay

NV Senate Bill 8

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Revises provisions governing the conditions for lifetime supervision of sex offenders. (BDR 16-408) Existing law sets forth certain conditions to be imposed on sex offenders placed under a program of lifetime supervision or released on parole, probation or a suspended sentence.…

‘Untouchable’ Documentary

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Makes the Case for More Lenient Sex Offender Laws in America According to Untouchable, there’s a reason most Americans think sex offenders, and pedophiles in particular, are incurable, and thus destined to relapse: 2002’s McKune v. Lile, in which Supreme Court Justice Anthony…

Utah Poised to Change Punishment

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Utah may be poised to dial back punishment for some crimes According to CBS affiliate KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah, a Commission has given its approval for changing sentencing for child pornography and a clean slate for lower level…

Recidivism Study

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The Characteristics of Persistent Sexual Offenders: A Meta-Analysis of Recidivism Studies By R. Karl Hanson and Kelly E. Morton-BourgonPublic Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada A meta-analysis of 82 recidivism studies (1,620 findings from 29,450 sexual offenders) identified deviant sexual preferences…

UNTOUCHABLE

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the award-winning documentary that takes an unflinching look at sex offenders, the laws used to punish them, and the people behind the making of those laws, will be available for personal streaming January 15th, on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. Look for it also…

International Megan’s Law (IML) Update

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According to Registrant Travel Action Group (RTAG), the Central America Country of Belize has implemented an IML policy that turns away travelers with the unique passport identifier as a sex offender. Nothing else has been reported on this story but…

Double Jeopardy – Florida Supreme Court

BRIAN MITCHELL LEE, vs. STATE OF FLORIDA, December 13, 2018 Double jeopardy “prohibits subjecting a person to multiple prosecutions, convictions, and punishments for the same criminal offense.” “The prohibition against double jeopardy is ‘fundamental.’ ” There are three offenses at issue in…

First Step Act

McConnell Says He Will Bring Criminal Justice Bill to Senate Floor for Vote Under pressure from the White House and a number of his fellow Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said today he will bring a major criminal…

Will SCOTUS hear Boyd v Washington?

Should Registrants be able to protect their families and themselves with a firearm? Boyd v. Washington is among the cases on tomorrow’s Supreme Court of the United States conference calendar. The question at issue in that case is “Whether the…

Connecticut to Consider Sex-Offender Rule Changes

Commission Considers Changes to State Sex-Offender Registry Among several proposed changes are three headliners. The first focuses on revamping the system by focusing on an offender’s risk versus the offender’s conviction. In other words, how likely that person is to…

Gamble v. United States

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Constitutional Accountability Center, Cato Institute, and American Civil Liberties Union file Friend of the Court Briefs In Gamble v. U.S., Supreme Court to take up the “Double Jeopardy Clause” of the Fith Amendment. The concept of “Dual-Sovereignty” will be addressed.…

Nondelegation Doctrine & Gundy v. U.S.

Nondelegation doctrine defined at Wikipedia Reviving the Nondelegation Doctrine The Supreme Court has accepted certiorari in a case that raises a nondelegation doctrine question (as well as several other issues). In Gundy v. United States, the nondelegation issue involves the…

Challenging Views on Sex Offender Laws

Master Thesis by Fresno State student Studied California Sex Offender Laws and Student Attitudes He surveyed more than 400 students on campus in spring 2018 to test whether their attitude on sex offender laws could be changed by providing expert…