ACSOL’s Conference Calls

June 14 Call uploaded – Conference Call Recordings Online
Dial-in number: 1-712-770-8055, Conference Code: 983459, Time: 5 pm PT

Monthly Meetings

Q3: 7/15 in Berkeley [details]

National

Life on the List

Does publicly posting names of convicted sex offenders actually reduce the number of sexual offenses? Freelance writer Steve Yoder has written a very informative article about the history of the Nation's sex offender laws, and outlines many of the consequences (and failures) of these severe laws. He makes the point that despite the fact that legislators "are increasingly adopting a 'smart on crime' approach grounded in research on what works, the legal treatment of sexual offenders is moving in the opposite direction." Increasingly, more people are being added to the lists (as can be evidenced by the recent adoption of Proposition 35 in California) with no research showing that the public is any safer. Regarding Megan's Law, he states:
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Media from RSOL Conference in NM

A collection of media reports about the National RSOL Conference. Quote from one attendee: "The media coverage, which began with great concerns and some misunderstandings about our purpose, changed to…
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NH: Sex offender residency case dropped

The city of Franklin has dropped its legal fight to overturn a January court decision that found its ordinance restricting the residency of sex offenders unconstitutional. But the city will…
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Meeting Draws Negative Attention

An organization aimed at reforming sex offender laws chose an Albuquerque hotel to host its fourth annual conference, but safety worries prompted the city to beef up security at nearby…
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If It Saves One Child

It would be difficult today to find a person who had no idea what the sex offender registry is. It would be equally difficult to find someone with only a…
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