The Sex Offense Litigation and Policy Resource Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law collects and disseminates information about cases on issues of sexual violence policy, and facilitates communication, sharing, and the development of strategies among the lawyers, advocates and academics who seek a more sensible and effective public policy on sexual violence prevention.
The past two decades have seen an explosive growth in new and aggressive forms of social control laws aimed at sex offenders. The goal of these laws—prevention of recidivist sexual violence—is salutary, strong critiques question their efficacy, fairness, and wisdom. Yet the laws continue in force, expanding in key areas, with little evidence that legislatures or other policymakers will have the political courage for important course corrections.
As a result, litigation provides a significant potential source for redirection of public policy in this area. In the past couple of years, a handful of courts have issued significant decisions finding aspects of these laws unconstitutional or otherwise illegal The Sex Offense Litigation and Policy Resource Center hopes to be a resource for collecting information about these lawsuits and for developing a set of best practices, litigation strategies, and litigation support.
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News and Notes
The Takeaway | July 17th, 2019 As the trial of Jeffrey Epstein unfolds, …Posted: July 18, 2019
[Huffington Post] — Sex Offender Registries Don’t Keep Kids Safe, But Politicians Keep Expanding Them Anyway
By Michael Hobbes | July 16th, 2019 The first time Damian Winters got …Posted: July 16, 2019
By Sessi Blanchard | July 15th, 2019 On July 7, 2018, Kendra Michelle …Posted: July 15, 2019
By Lawrence Hurley | June 26th, 2019 For the second time in three …Posted: June 29, 2019
By Steven Yoder | June 28th, 2019 Last Sunday, Jason broke the news …Posted: June 29, 2019