Sex Offender Registration: Driven by Fear or Real Risk?

[Note: Friends of Justice is a personal blog. I speak only for myself.]

“The fact is that we have no idea of who is going to offend or re-offend,” said Professor Heather Ellis Cucolo—an attorney, adjunct professor, and director of New York Law School’s Online Mental Disability Law Program. “The ironic part of all this is that some of the factors that might potentially lead to a greater risk [of re-offense] are the factors that are imposed as a result of registration and notification.”

Read the article by Jessica DaSilva in the Criminal Law Reporter.