- Subject index
This wide-ranging anthology offers a variety of perspectives with excerpts from books and current articles from research journals, plus four original contributed articles. Topics covered include the major types of sex crimes and offenders, therapies, juvenile sex offenses, and nuisance sexual offenders. This book is designed as a stand alone or as a supplemental text to Sex Crimes, 2/e. Features of this text include: Cutting-edge articles by top scholars in the field Major units of the reader parallel and enhance the contents of Sex Crimes 2/e
Chapter 11: The Creation of and Considerations Surrounding Megan's Law: The D.A. Can't Get No Relief
The Creation of and Considerations Surrounding Megan's Law: The D.A. Can't Get No Relief
The creation and proliferation of sex offender registration and community notification laws are a recent occurrence in the area of American criminal justice. Such laws, often known as a “Megan's Law,” appear to be the result of the confluence of several powerful and disturbing factors.1 This chapter seeks to explore this phenomenon in more detail. First, some of the unique challenges posed by sex crimes will be discussed. Second, the emotional and political salience surrounding the death of a child will be explored. Third, a review of the sad events that led to the ...