Sex Offender Laws & Treatment

Sex Panic and the Punitive State

Book Review by Phil Horner 

Roger Lancaster’s book, Sex Panic and the Punitive State (University of California Press, 2011) is part scholarly treatise, part impassioned polemic on the dysfunctional relationship between sexuality, fear and punishment in modern America.

Committee Votes to Axe Sex Offender Bill

by Chris Dornin, founder, CCJR

The House Criminal Justice Committee voted 15-0 on April 3 to defeat a piece of legislation designed to calm down the hysteria over sex offenders and help New Hampshire discover the best  practices in dealing with them. SB 277 will appear on the consent calendar for the House session next week, which means it has little chance of passage.

There’s Hope Even for Sex Offenders

Sex Offender Management Bill Passes Senate: Hearing April 3 in House Criminal Justice Committee

By Chris Dornin, founder, CCJR, 603-620-7946

The Senate this month approved SB 277 by overwhelming voice vote to create a blue ribbon commission of all the key stakeholders to study sex offender policies in depth, arguably for the first time. The bill received strong support in Senate Judiciary Committee, reaching the Senate floor with a 5-0 vote of endorsement.

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