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Category: Uncategorized Colorado’s pricey polygraph testing of under fire

Colorado’s pricey polygraph testing of sex offenders under fire as critics target accuracy, expense Psychologist calls state’s $5 million polygraph program “grossly excessive” as state legislature examines cost… Colorado has spent more than $5 million to administer polygraphs on convicted sex offenders over the last seven years despite concerns that the tests are so unreliable they can’t be used as evidence

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Category: Uncategorized Internet-facilitated Sexual Offending

Several overlapping, follow-up studies of child pornography offenders suggest these individuals present less risk for future hands-on offenses, on average, than undifferentiated samples of contact sex offenders.[iii] The study with the longer follow-up period revealed that 8.5% of the sample committed a contact sexual offense after an average “at risk” period of almost six years. Child pornography offenders also presented

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Category: Uncategorized Where Do They Really Live

The Registry, for sex related criminal records, does not cure anything nor has it saved any child’s life nor has it really done anything for society other than make some residents feel angry, disgusted and rebellious over who is living in their neighborhood. The Registry is not accurate1 less than 75% of the addresses listed could have been correct, as at

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Category: Uncategorized Courts may Not take a Non-categorical Approach

Abstract: On March 5, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in United States v. Dodge held that courts may take a non-categorical approach in determining whether a defendant qualifies as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Although a non-categorical approach is warranted by accepted standards of statutory construction, courts following a non-categorical approach in the future should

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Category: Uncategorized And What About the Rest of My Life

The State and Federal Registries are Aggravating and Unnecessary. There is no simpler way to describe the sterility effect our nation’s new sex offender laws have on a low-level non-dangerous person’s life. Aggravating because there are no open forums for which a past offender may present his case for relief to. Either you are a sex offender or you are

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Category: Uncategorized Jumbotron Displays Adult Movie in Train Station

It was called “Xin Jin Ping Mei.” This interesting and tasteful work is based on the story of “The Plum in the Golden Vase.” The slight problem in broadcasting it publicly is that this particular version plumbs the area known to many as pornography. You see, it also goes by the name of “Sex and Chopsticks.” Sensitive flowers were therefore

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Category: Uncategorized Girl, 15, Faces Child Porn Rap For iPhone Pic

JULY 2–A 15-year-old Florida girl was arrested yesterday on a child pornography charge for allegedly showing several classmates a photo on her iPhone depicting “two juveniles engaged in oral sex,” police report. On May 21, the iPhone was seized from the girl “during class” by an employee of Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel who “observed a picture of

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Category: Uncategorized Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decisions

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decisions Yes there is a standard to test criminal behavior and risks… or is there? Megan’s Law – Scientific Evidence – SVP Assessment – Frye – Com. v. Dengler, No. 104 MAP 2004, Castille, J, 12/30/05 – Psychologist’s expert testimony that defendant met the statutory criteria for classification as a Sexually Violent Predator was not novel scientific

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Category: Uncategorized Supervised Release individuals are granted ‘conditional liberty’

This is a non-extensive yet inclusive list of the liberties lost and the disabilities gained by assuming a life-time of supervised release—the Federal sentencing equivalent of probation. Supervised Release individuals are granted ‘conditional liberty’ subject to special and unique restrictions: >supervised release includes probation; >20 percent lost productive time. – 5 days a month treatment – 1 to 2 days

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Category: Uncategorized factoid

The Sex Offender Registry includes about 10 times more people than really conceivably pose a threat to re-offend. They may do more harm than good. The more restrictions you pile on, the more your system begins to look like permanent probation, which would violate a whole bunch of state and U.S. Constitutional provisions. They cost the State millions of dollars,

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