sex offenders

Jeffrey Epstein

Why Was Jeffrey Epstein Left Alone? The Mystery of the Sex Offender's Jail Suicide

The accused child trafficker wasn't on suicide watch despite being found semi-conscious with neck injuries 11 days earlier.
Emma Ockerman
8.12.19
pedophiles

Alabama Can Now Chemically Castrate Convicted Pedophiles

It may be a violation of the Eighth Amendment.
Emma Ockerman
6.11.19
sex offenders

Alabama Wants to Chemically Castrate Pedophiles Eligible for Parole

It’s unclear how often chemical castration is ordered on U.S. sex offenders. It’s also unclear whether it works.
Emma Ockerman
6.5.19
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
first amendment

Supreme Court says even sex offenders get to use Facebook

Carter Sherman
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
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