Thirty-two Years in the Trenches: Recollections of a Clinical & Forensic Psychologist Evaluating and Treating Sexual Offenders

Please join us for an evening of learning and discussion about one of the most controversial issues in America today! Thirty-two Years in the Trenches: Recollections of a Clinical & Forensic Psychologist Evaluating and Treating Sexual Offenders (and the courtroom battles that followed) with Dr. Joseph J. Plaud, Ph.D. Executive Director, Applied Behavioral Consultants, LLC Monday, September 16 @ 6:30 pm Cambridge Friends Center 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA Dr. ...
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Sex Offender Registries Don’t Keep Kids Safe, But Politicians Keep Expanding Them Anyway

Lawmakers are using “stranger danger” myths to keep almost a million Americans out of work and on the verge of homelessness. By Michael Hobbes, HuffPost The first time Damian Winters got evicted was in 2015. He was living with his wife and two sons in suburban Nashville when his probation officer called his landlord and informed him that Winters was a registered sex offender. The previous year, when he was 24 years old, Winters had been arrested for downloading a three-minute porn cl...
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Modern-Day Gulag In the Golden State

https://washingtonspectator.org/koeppel-gulags/ June 4, 2019 By Barbara Koeppel in Health, Politics Back in 1997, the Supreme Court ruled that the practice known as civil commitment was legal. This meant that 20 states—which had passed laws permitting the ongoing incarceration of sex offenders—could continue to keep the men confined even after they completed their prison terms. (See “Sex Crimes and Criminal Justice,” from the May 2018 issue of The Washington Sp...
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ACLU Pushes for removal of Michigan sex offender registry

By:Clifton FrenchPosted: Apr 25, 2019 5:31 PM EST NOW: ACLU pushes for removal of sex offender registry NEXT: Firefighters battle garage fire in South Bend MICHIGAN -- Could the sex offender registry soon be a thing of the past? The American Civil Liberties Union wants to possibly get rid of it, saying the registry doesn't work. Right now, there are two cases out of Michigan, including a class action lawsuit, claiming several parts of the registry are unconstitutiona...
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Mandatory GPS monitoring of some sex offenders violates privacy rights, SJC rules

By John R. Ellement GLOBE STAFF  MARCH 26, 2019 Convicted sex offenders retain a constitutional right to privacy, and those rights are being violated by a state law mandating that everyone convicted of some sex crimes wear a GPS monitoring bracelet as part of their sentence, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday. In a 7-0 ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court decided that privacy protections found in both the state and federal constitutions apply to sex offenders, who...
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