sex offenders

crime

When a Drug Conviction Lands You on the Sex-Offender Registry

A strange law in Kansas means a history of drug offenses gets people lumped in with a very different kind of criminal.
Maurice Chammah
3.12.18
crime

The Sex Offender Registry Leaves Female Sex Offenders Open to Abuse

"It's harder to say, 'Well, I don't want to do this with you,' or 'I want to wait to have sex.' How do you assert a boundary when you have broken a law?"
Serena Solomon
10.24.17
legal

The Autistic Children Who Are Labeled As Sex Offenders

According to social workers and activists, numerous young kids on the spectrum have ended up on the sexual offender registry for offenses that lacked sexual motivation.
Mitchell Sunderland
9.28.17
rulings

Supreme Court Rules Government Cannot Restrict Your Access to Social Media

A North Carolina law banning sex offenders from social media violates the First Amendment, the court ruled.
Louise Matsakis
6.19.17
Broadly

Gone in a Flash: When Women Are Exhibitionists

Exhibitionism is commonly associated with men in trench coats lurking in dark alleyways, but some women get off on exposing their genitalia in public, too. We asked sexologists how men and women may be treated differently for the same sexual act.
EJ Dickson
9.20.16
News

Why the 'Pokémon Go' Ban on Sex Offenders Makes No Sense

Look at the research on sex offenders' recidivism, and you'll find little evidence of a Poké-predator problem.
Steven Yoder
8.5.16
crime

Sex Offenders Fight Back Against 'Scarlet Letter' in Passports

A law that marks the passports of sex offenders is dangerous and unconstitutional, advocates and sex offenders argued Wednesday.
Amy Martyn
7.28.16
Stuff

The Faulty Test Used to Punish Sex Offenders

Penile plethysmography tests aren't always accurate, but failing one can be devastating for those forced to use them.
EJ Dickson
6.7.16
Film

Inside the Florida Trailer Park for Convicted Sex Offenders

A new film shines light on one of the few places in America intended for sex criminals.
Allie Conti
5.19.16
News

Why Sex Criminals Get Locked Up Forever

Even after serving decades-long sentences, sex offenders are often held indefinitely in prison-like conditions—a situation that critics say is legally and ethically dubious.
Aviva Stahl
4.13.16
News

How My Tweets Led to Notorious Sex Offender Owen Labrie Going to Jail

The former St. Paul's student was out on bail after his conviction last summer. Then I ran into him on the train and got mixed up in his case in a way I could never have imagined.
Susan Zalkind
3.21.16
News

My Surreal Train Ride with One of New England's Most Notorious Sex Offenders

I watched Owen Labrie get convicted of statutory rape in the St. Paul's prep school trial in New Hampshire last summer. Then I bumped into him on the train.
Susan Zalkind
3.4.16
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