Series: Registry Matters

The podcast about the sex offender registry | Sex Offender News | Sex Offender Policy Analysis

Holiday Hiatus

Just a RM quickie to let you know that we haven’t gone far, but between technical difficulties, and travel, we’ve had a hard time working out when we can record.

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Conditions of Supervision

History of probation Probation first developed in the United States when John Augustus, a Boston cobbler, persuaded a judge in the Boston Police Court in 1841 to give him custody of a convicted offender, a “drunkard,” for a brief period and then helped the man to appear rehabilitated by the time of sentencing From the…

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Transferring to another state

Larry sheds light on the complexities of how one transfers their supervision to another state. Interstate Compacts History of transferring to another state ICPP Why? Interstate compacts, such as ICAOS, are born out of necessity. For ICAOS, the necessity is for the 50 states, and 3 territories (District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico)…

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Polygraph Rationale

Andy and Larry take a deep dive, along with a couple big detours, on polygraphs. How do they work, especially as it relates to registrants, and the Polygraphs – Von Behren decision Describe how a polygraph procedure works for a registrant The recording instrument and questioning techniques are only used during a part of the…

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Is the registry unconstitutional

Why isn’t a sex offender registration unconstitutional? History of the registry – how/why did it come about: Pre 1994: Few states required convicted sex offenders to register addresses with local law enforcement. The 1994 Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Act, required states to implement a sex-offender registration program. 1996: Wetterling amended…

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