Sex Offender Research and News

  • An Oklahoma program treats juvenile sex offenders as kids, not criminals
    8-21-2014 Oklahoma: Shedding the stigma and reducing recidivism through support, education and therapy – not prison time OKLAHOMA CITY – Sex offender. The phrase conjures pariahs living under bridges. Adults "grooming" children for devastating abuse. Violent men who take what is not freely given. Broken people. And yet, here comes Tyler, bounding down the hall with his dusty blonde Justin

  • The Source: Is It Time To Reform Sex Offender Laws?
    8-20-2014 Texas Public Radio: More than 80,000 Texans are registered sex offenders. The crimes range from the violent and truly heinous to the nonviolent and sometimes absurd. In more than half of U.S. states, including Texas, a teenager that has consensual sex with another teenager can be put on the list. In 13 states, but not in Texas, public urination can put you on the list. And the

  • Local Sex Offender Watch Alert Barred
    8-20-2014 California: Sonora, CA — The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department can no longer provide a sex offender watch list or alert residents when an offender moves into their neighborhood. The Sheriff’s Office has been forced by California’s Department of Justice to drop the “Offender Watch” online service which allowed residents to go on line, enter their address and be alerted via email if

  • You Could Get an Email When a Gun Offender Moves Next Door Under New Bill
    8-20-2014 New York: New Yorkers could receive an alert whenever a new gun offender moves into their neighborhood if a bill being introduced in the City Council Thursday gets approved. The bill would make the NYPD's gun offender registry available to the public in a searchable database where people could sign up to receive an email alert if a gun offender moved into their neighborhood in the

  • Owego passes sex offender residency restriction law
    8-19-2014 New York: Owego's new sex offender residency law bans Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders from living within 1000 feet of "vulnerable entities" The Village of Owego board has passed a law prohibiting Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders from living within 1000 feet of places it designates as "vulnerable entities," including schools, libraries and community centers. The law, once in effect,