Month: November 2016

Report Documents the Criminalization of Homelessness

Thursday, November 17, 2016 The Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School has released a new report titled “Forced into Breaking the Law”: The Criminalization of Homelessness in Connecticut. The report examines how Connecticut’s homeless residents…

Towards Informed Public Policies to Prevent Sexual Abuse

Kelly Babchishin “By focusing the majority of preventative efforts on uncommon predation scenarios, current policies fail to adequately protect children, and society at large, from more common sexual offenses.” (Mesler et al., 2016; pp. 220). Sensational offences, although horrendous and worthy…

LOS ANGELES DA TO CO-SPONSOR TIERED REGISTRY BILL

November 17, 2016 Los Angeles District Attorney (DA) Jackie Lacey has agreed to co-sponsor a tiered registry bill along with the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB). A copy of the draft bill was distributed during today’s CASOMB meeting. As…

Lawsuit challenges Tennessee sex offender registry

A new federal lawsuit filed on behalf of John Doe challenges Tennessee’s sex offense registry laws, here’s a glimpse of what’s at stake: “Registrants must maintain a valid driver’s license or photo identification card labeling them as “sexual offenders” or “violent sexual…

Listening to Sex Offenders

Their stories are stereotypical and repetitive in ways we’ve all heard a million times, all our lives—and mostly not from sexual offenders. Debbie Nathan | November 17, 2016   Rutgers Sex Offenders, Stigma, and Social Control, by Diana Rickard, Rutgers…

Are Sex Offenders Human?

New documentaries can’t get past the question Judith Levine, Erica R. Meiners   November 15, 2016   A scene from the film Pervert Park. / De Andra/Final Cut for Real In July 16, 2015, Barack Obama visited a federal prison, the first…

Word/label offender bothers some DOC folk, but OK for sex offenders

Is this article sufficient proof of discrimination by “sex offenders,” for a discrimination lawsuit?  http://congress-courts-legislation.blogspot.com/2016/11/state-dept-of-corrections-finds-term.html 11-4-16 National: OLYMPIA —The state Department of Corrections plans to stop referring to the men and women serving time behind bars as “offenders.” Acting Corrections Secretary Dick…