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February 4, 2008

Valuable new paper on sex offender registration realities

Professor Wayne Logan has this interesting new little paper on SSRN, titled "Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification: Past, Present, and Future."  Here is the abstract:

Based on a keynote address delivered in conjunction with the Journal's annual symposium, this paper examines several of the major legal and policy issues associated with sex offender registration and community notification laws.  Particular attention is dedicated to the Adam Walsh Act, a federal law taking effect in July 2006 that continues Congress' effort to foster changes in state registration and notification regimes as a result of its Spending Clause authority.  In addition to discussing the federalism implications of the AWA, the paper examines several of its most significant provisions, including those calling for empirical assessment of registration and community notification, twelve years after Congress first pressured states nationwide to adopt laws in accord with its will.

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You might remember Wayne Logan as the author of Constitutional Collectivism and Ex-Offender Residence Exclusion Zones. He has a shorter piece up stemming from a speech he gave at a conference last Spring. This is the abstract for Sex Offender [Read More]

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