November 2011 archive

They-are-not-all-monsters – Dr. Nancy Irwin’s Weblog

Adults fail to intervene and report abuse for a variety of reasons, one of the most salient being denial or minimization of the offense.  This is enabling, and enablers are more culpable than offenders, who can be “crippled” by their  disorder. Enablers do not want the offense to be a reality, and keenly hope that …

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Some Va. sex offenders held long after sentence up

RICHMOND, Va. — Having already served their sentences, hundreds of Virginia sex offenders are held behind bars for months — some for years — while waiting to see whether they’ll be sent to a psychiatric center indefinitely, an Associated Press review has found. Judges acting on the requests of both prosecutors and defense attorneys routinely …

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Sex Offenders: Recidivism, Re-Entry Policy and Facts

“Sexual predation is back in the national spotlight since Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State defense coordinator who’s accused of sexually assaulting eight boys over 15 years, and two top university officials and has been charged with sexual abuse and covering up the abuse.It doesn’t take much imagination to understand the horrors and damage caused …

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Child Abuse: We’re Making the Problem Worse

Experts say America’s approach to sex offenders only increases the likelihood that they will re-offend. Click here to read this.

Complying With Walsh Act Costs Ohio $10 Million

As the first state to comply with the AWA, Ohio’s problems with constitutionality are an ominous sign for other states. Amy Borror, spokeswoman for the Ohio Public Defenders Office, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that complying with the AWA spawned more than 7,000 lawsuits and increased the workload on sheriff’s offices by about 60 percent. Her …

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States Find SORNA Non-Compliance Cheaper

Congress passed the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act in 2006, which required states to implement new policies by July of this year or face a financial penalty for non-compliance. Only 15 states did, according to a report by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Why?