Sex offender registry laws don’t work. Here’s what might. | Column

OPINION | Guest Column Meghan M. Mitchell, Kristen M. Zgoba, Alex R. Piquero The uncomfortable truth? Those who commit sexual offenses are usually not strangers.   There are roughly half a million sexual assault incidents in the United States every year — and more than 11,000 in Florida alone. These numbers are troubling. Kristen M. Zgoba [ Provided ] So it’s no surprise that people search the sex offender registration website to make sure that no one convicted o...
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NCMEC ignores its own research and lies about “stranger danger”

NARSOL rebuts NCMEC's false claims opposing ALI recommendations Raleigh, North Carolina | October 18, 2021 -- The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was co-founded by John and Reve Walsh and is funded by the U.S. Dep’t of Justice. Along with the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) and the American Law Institute (ALI), NCMEC seeks to protect our nation’s children and improve the safety of our society as a whole. NCMEC recently issued a pres...
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The Least of These My Brothers, or Ministering to the “Unforgivable”

https://youtu.be/_41xKDuUL9g?t=1397 The Least of These My Brothers, or Ministering to the “Unforgivable” Sermon by Kimberly French United Parish of Brookline, Massachusetts, 8.30.20 Good morning. Thank you for inviting me into your sacred space and time together this morning. I want to talk today about something that is really hard: how do we—as individuals, as communities, as a whole society—treat people who have committed crimes that seem unforgiveable? I got thrown i...
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Halloween and Stranger Danger

http://bostonreview.net/law-justice/christine-hume-halloween-and-stranger-danger October 31, 2019By Christine HumeBoston Review Do you believe in the boogeyman? This is the pivotal question of the Halloween movie franchise. The tension around naming the movies’ antagonist foregrounds the problem of seeing him: “it” or “him,” “thing” or “human,” “The Shape” or “Michael Myers”? Even if you have never seen the original 1978 movie, you know the plot. On Halloween 1963, six-year-o...
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Sex offender registries poor safety policy

By Kristina Knittel Posted Oct 27, 2019 at 12:01 AM    As an advocate for survivors of abuse and as someone who has personally been impacted by sexual violence, I care deeply about true accountability for offenders, prevention of new harm and the safety and healing of our communities. Because of those priorities and values, I was alarmed at The Register Guard’s editorial that advocated for a public safety policy that is disconnected from what we know works, does not keep our com...
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Who is a sex offender?

September 6, 2019  Names in quotation marks are pseudonyms; names with none are used with permission or are publicly known figures. By Sandy . . . “Evan” is 71 years old. He was charged with viewing illegal pornography, a federal internet crime. That was eight years ago. He did not come to trial for four years after being charged. He was sentenced to eleven and a half years, of which he has now served four. His wife visits him twice a week, spending a goodly portion of her meager...
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