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"Colorado’s Sex Offender Laws Create ‘Endless Punishment’: Critics," by TCR Staff, The Crime Report, September 09, 2021
"Opinion: Here’s why college guys commit sexual assaults they don’t realize are assaults," by Kate Cohen, Washington Post, August 29, 2021
"Meeting “the Other Side”: Conversations with Men Accused of Sexual Assault," by Alexandra Brodsky, The New Yorker, August 20, 2021
"Judge refuses to advance suit over DeVos’ campus sex assault rules," by Nicholas Iovino, Courthouse News Service, August 05, 2021
"Californians can petition to be removed from the sex offender registry," by Mike Duffy, ABC 10, August 04, 2021
"Why Blanket Registration of Youth as Sex Offenders is Bad Public Policy," by Kristan N. Russell and Daniel Pollack, The Crime Report, August 05, 2021
"Metro Delays Vote On Policy That Would Ban Riders Who Have Committed Certain Crimes," by Jordan Pascale, DCist, July 29, 2021
"Supreme Court says 2011 changes to sex offender law cannot be applied retroactively," by Beth LeBlanc, Detroit News, July 27, 2021
"What’s the Best Way to Protect Sex Workers? Depends on Whom You Ask.," by Margot Boyer-Dry, New York Times, July 24, 2021
"‘Nobody Believed Me’: How Rape Cases Get Dropped," by Jan Ransom, New York Times, July 19, 2021
"Derision, misogyny, sexual assault: VMI women face attacks on campus and online," by Ian Shapira, Washington Post, July 12, 2021
"New collection of research on sex offense registration," by CCRC Staff, Collateral Consequences Resource Center, July 01, 2021
"Special IDs for Sex Offenders: Safety Measures or Scarlet Letters?," by Adam Liptak, New York Times, June 14, 2021
"South Carolina’s Lifelong Sex Offender Registry Found Unconstitutional," by Erika Williams, Courthouse News Service, June 09, 2021
"At 18, He Had Consensual Gay Sex. Montana Wants Him to Stay a Registered Offender.," by Maria Cramer, New York Times, May 15, 2021