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Understanding collateral consequences of registry laws: An examination of the perceptions of sex offender registrants

Sex offender registration and notification laws have been widely studied since their implementation during the mid-1990s. Within the last decade, researchers have turned their focus towards the unintended and collateral consequences that registered sex off enders (RSO) experience as a byproduct of being listed on a registry. This study of the consequences that RSOs in Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin endure mirrors research that has studied offenders in Kentucky and Indiana (Tewksbury, 2004, 2005). Research Paper (PDF)

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Collateral consequences, This is a term I have recently heard more. The judges at the supreme court at the hearing on Residencey restrictions used this term. It is amazing that more of the people who make the laws, inforce them ect , They seem unaware of the real damage that the registry causes. If they want to call it Collateral, Good ! Every one on the registering system is greatly effected. all of us are beat down untill we are afraid to say anything. If you say anything , you are just tring to deny your guilt . God forbid… Read more »

Hey Doug, look for my email. Mainly afraid of what people think of me, even RSO’s. Another fear is losing employment. There are too many horror stories. Trying to live without fear is really a challenge.

This pound some more nails in the punishment plank on really of SOR.

The vast majority of “the public’ too ignorant and too lazy to find out about or CARE about the truth.

That is what people like the OC DA Tony Rackauckas and state politician George Runner (Jessica’s Law) and the likes of the Hesperia city council all count on as they run about spreading their Chicken Little like alarms about the “monster” RSOs.

Then the courts have to waste their time correcting the matters. I say “waste” their time because these were all matters that they should NOT have HAD to deal with in the first place.

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