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.
News and Notes
WASHINGTON – Eight months after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively upheld a decision …June 8, 2018
[The Appeal] Sex Registries as Modern-Day Witch Pyres: Why Criminal Justice Reform Advocates Need to Address the Treatment of People on the Sex Offender Registry
Perhaps the most irrefutable statement that can be made about modern day America …June 1, 2018
EVENT CANCELED Successfully Reintegrating Individuals Who Have Been Convicted of Sexual Offenses Into …December 13, 2017
Technology & Marketing Law Blog- State Laws Restricting Social Media Use by Sex …November 30, 2017
Lexington Hearld- Judge OK’s Social Media (2017)November 30, 2017