Articles and Studies

I’m a public defender. My clients would rather go to jail than register as sex offenders. (Rachel Marshall. Vox. 2016)

Why the sex offender registry isn’t the right way to punish rapists (Dara Lind, Vox. 2016)

Hidden challenges Sex offenders legislated into homelessness (Jill Levenson. 2016)

No Place to Call Home Rethinking Residency Restrictions for Sex Offenders (Gina Puls, Boston College, 2016)

“Why the Innocent Plead Guilty”: An Exchange (Nancy Gertner, et al, 2016)

“Stranger Danger” to Children Vastly Overrated (Glenn Fleishman, 2015)

Sex Offender Registration and Notification in the United States: Current Case Law and Issues (DOJ, 2014)

Global Overview of Sex Offender Registration and Notification Systems (SMART Office, 2014)

Why Kids Sext (Hanna Rosin, 2014)

Risky Policies: How Effective Are Restrictions on Sex Offenders in Reducing Reoffending?  (Eric Tennen, 2014)

Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not a Crime (Margo Kaplan, 2014)

Capitol Punishment: The Troubling Consequences of Federal Child Pornography Laws (Andrew Extein, 2014)

Reynolds vs US (RSOL, 2014)

My Son, the Sex Offender: One Mother’s Mission to Fight the Law (Tony Dokoupil, 2014)

We Have It All Wrong. Shunning Offenders is Not Working: A Reaction to the Woody Allen Story (2014)

Circles of Support and Accountability: How and Why They Work for Sex Offenders (2013)

Special Sex Offender Issue, IJBCT (2013)

Raised on the Registry (2013) (includes link to full HRW study)

Patty Wetterling Questions Sex Offender Laws (2013)

Is Civil Commitment Legislation Based on False Premises?  (2013)

Sex Offender Residency Restrictions Impede Safety Goals (Jill Levenson, 2012)

Sex Offenders: The New Second Class Citizens (Derek Logue, 2012)

If It Saves One Child   (Sandy Rozek, 2012)

How Safe Are Trick or Treaters? (Jill Levenson, 2010)

Juvenile Justice Bulletin, Juveniles Who Commit Sex OffensesAgainst Minors (2009)

Richard B. Krueger, The New Witch Hunt (In public domain.) (2007)

Pariah: Sexual Fascism in Progressive America (Used with permission.) (2006)

Hollida Wakefield, The Vilification of Sex Offenders (Used with permission.) (2006)