Sunday, September 27, 2009

SMART is not so smart at making you safer

All RECENT studies taking up the question whether sex offender registries are effective at what they purport to achieve, reducing sex crimes and making us and our children safer, do not in fact accomplish this purpose. Don't take my word for it. Do the homework yourself, search my site or consult Professors Corey Young's Sex Crimes Blog, Doug Berman's Sentencing Law and Policy blogs for newsy and scholarly articles on topic. Also visit SOSEN's website, now posting news and primary sources of information every day. You may wish to conveniently locate them on my sidebar.

Nonetheless here is a press release from SMART announcing that Ohio and the Umatilla Tribe are the first two jurisdictions to implement the SORNA (sex offender registration act passed under Pres. Bush) under the Adam Walsh Act.

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