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Sex Offenders

Confessions of a Sentencing Judge

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Balancing the need to protect the public within the limits imposed by the law and the Constitution is an awesome task for a judge. Let me assure you that it is nothing like the TV judges, who rap their gavel and then say: "Next case."

Sexual Predators and Their Threat to Society: Our Laws are Not Enough

Alex D'Andrea | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics
Alex D'Andrea

Chelsea King is emblematic of your sister, daughter, mother, or friend. Her situation happens by the numbers every day in America. Our laws are not enough.

Vance Fulkerson, University of Northern Colorado Theater Professor, Gets 4 Years In Prison and Sex Offender Status

Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Vance Fulkerson's swan song would have been sweet. He'd fall back on a 26-page curriculum vitae detailing 20 years of success building the University...

GPS for Sexual Predators

Jim Moret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Moret

I can locate my car and even find my phone with a tracking device. So why not do the same with Registered Sex Offenders? It's time they give up heir ability to roam freely once they are convicted of such a horrible crime.

Sex Crime Crack Down: State Goes After Sex Offenders With Business Licenses

Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Daniel Bluthardt, the state's Director of Professional Regulation, recently matched the names of everyone licensed by his department against the state...

Naked Pumpkin Run At Risk: Boulder Colorado Police Threaten Crackdown

Wall Street Journal | STEPHANIE SIMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

For nearly a decade, naked pumpkin runners did their thing unmolested, stampeding through the frigid dark past crowds of admirers who hooted, hollered...

Theodore Sypnier, New York's Oldest Sex Offender, May Be Released | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Theodore Sypnier, a 100-year-old man who's New York state's oldest registered sex offender, could be released from a halfway house soon, much to the d...

This Halloween, Let's Protect Our Children from Anti-Stranger Hype

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

A recent analysis on sex abuse concluded there isn't even the smallest blip at Halloween -- no increase in the rates on the days around Halloween compared with days two weeks before or after.

Anthony Sowell's Neighbor Says Police Knew About Cleveland Rapist's House

New York Times | IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A neighbor of the convicted rapist in Cleveland who was arrested Saturday night after six decomposed bodies were found in his house said Monday that t...

California Struggles With Paroled Sex Offenders

New York Times | SOLOMON MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A series of high-profile crimes involving parolees in California highlight the challenges of keeping track of them in a state that discharges more tha...

Save a Kid; Bring a Molester to Church

Patrick Boyle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patrick Boyle

Jaycee Dugard's kidnapping story got me thinking about the day I got a call from a distraught child molester. I had gotten to know Carl well when he ...

Sex Offender Lists Need to be For Sex Offenders, Not Pranksters

Doyle Albee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doyle Albee

Let's to do everything in our power to stop true sexual crimes, including ensuring the names on lists of sexual offenders deserve to be there.

Did the Economist Do Sex Crime Victims Justice?

Robin Sax | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robin Sax

If anything should be explored about the state of the law relating to sex offenders, it's the huge issue of a lack of prosecution--not too much of it, as the Economist asserts.

Sex Offenders Banned From Social Networking Sites

Chicagosphere | Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a law making it illegal for sex offenders to use social networking sites. Is this a necessary ban to protect the st...

Florida Law Leads To Shantytown For Banished Sex Offenders

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

They used to be invisible, the four or five convicted sex offenders camping out on the Julia Tuttle Causeway connecting Miami to Miami Beach. But for ...

Sex Offender Castration Debated In Europe | DAN BILEFSKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PRAGUE -- Pavel remembers the violent night sweats two days before the murder. He went to see a family doctor, who said they would go away. But after ...

Castration: Czech Solution For Sex Offenders

Time | Leo Cendrowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A doctor makes an incision in a man's scrotal sack and, deftly wielding his scalpel, quickly removes both testicles. In the Czech Republic that simple...

How to Grab the Attention of Undecided Voters

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

Small details, exact costs, specifics, particulars -- all are fatal to a convention speech. Just ask Bill Clinton as he walked off the podium after delivering his keynote address at the 1988 Democratic Convention.

Louisiana Gov. Jindal Authorizes Chemical Castration Of Sex Offenders

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rising Republican star Bobby Jindal signed legislation allowing judges to force convicted rapists to undergo chemical castration, the Louisiana Advoca...