Thursday, June 20, 2013
David R. Katner (Tulane University - Law School) has posted In Opposition to the Mandatory Registration of Juvenile Sexual Offenders (3 Journal of Race, Gender & Poverty 21 (2012)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
The mandatory registration of juvenile sex offenders incorrectly assumes that the same dynamics of adult sex offenders apply to juveniles. In doing so, this group of juveniles is labeled and placed in a category that will ultimately hinder their development, rather than contribute to their rehabilitation. Accordingly, this mandated registration will have a negative effect on these individuals along with society as a whole based upon how they are perceived by others in the community and their lack of ability to contribute to the greater good.