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  • A Prison by any Other Name - At the Minnesota sexual psychopathic personality treatment center, they lock up men who are dangerous--or unlucky--enough to be tabbed menaces to society even after they've done their prison time.
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  • A Question of Abuse - What followed for the Diamonds was a nightmare, executed by a system so zealous to protect children from perceived sexual abuse that it may fracture their families and crush their spirits in the process.
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  • Bill Seeks to Confine Some Sex Offenders Longer - A U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year has paved the way for Ohio and other states to move forward with legislation that would allow certain child molesters and other sex offenders to be confined past the point they have served a prison sentence.
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  • Ensuring Notification - It is an unfortunate quirk in Nevada's sex offender notification law that in most cases only certain groups -not individuals - may be informed when a sex offender moves into the community.
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  • False Rape Allegations - The author discusses the history of unfounded rape allegations, and how legitimate cases of rape were discounted until pressure from women's groups caused them to be taken more seriously. However, the pendulum has now swung the other way.
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  • No Safe Place - This is a companion site to the PBS documentary film which tells the stories of women who have been battered, assaulted, and raped, as well as the stories of the men who commit these crimes.
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  • Police Reopen Thousands of Dumped Cases - The Philadelphia Police Department has launched a massive effort to reinvestigate more than 2,000 reported rapes, indecent assaults and other sex offenses dating to 1995 - cases that had been shelved by the police sex-crimes unit, often after little or no investigation.
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  • Policing Sex Offenders - Convicted sex offenders are being released into society with growing frequency. Although more than half the states have programs to monitor these offenders, the programs often don't work.
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  • Prostitution Arrests Posted Online - A 30-year-old Minnesota man was arrested for allegedly soliciting a prostitute from his blue Ford pickup within the past 18 months. Now his name and picture are displayed on the Net, exposing his arrest not only to his neighbors, but also to people around the world.
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  • ResearchWire: Megan's Law - The Webs impact on information occasionally sparks controversy. Privacy advocates, for example, challenge existing public records laws that fail to address, or clearly allow, making personal data available via Web sites.
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  • Sex Offender List Violates Privacy - Few can argue that the media--both print and electronic--have made for a more informed public, it sometimes oversteps its bounds and provides more harmful gossip than valuable information.
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  • Sex Offender Policy Creates Controversy - When the state Sex Offender Registry sent Marshfield police Chief William Sullivan a disclosure last Monday of a convicted child rapist living in town, Sullivan did not release the information immediately, as is required by state law.
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  • Stovall Backs 'Castration' Bill - Kansas Attorney General Carla Stovall urged a Senate committee Friday to approve legislation that would allow the state to use "chemical castration" in an effort to prevent sex offenders from repeating their crimes.
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