In 2018 many of us had the pleasure of watching an amazing woman engage in an even more amazing debate and win hands down. The debate was sponsored by Reason. The topic was “Should the sex offender registry be abolished?” The woman, the winner, was Emily Horowitz.
As much as we enjoyed seeing the debate on video on the NARSOL website or on YouTube, how much better it will be seeing and hearing Emily speak to us in person at this year’s NARSOL conference.
Emily Horowitz is Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at St. Francis, where she founded and co-directs a program that helps the formerly incarcerated earn college degrees. She is the author of Protecting Our Kids? How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us (2015), co-editor of Caught in the Web of the Criminal Justice System: Autism, Developmental Disabilities, and Sex Offenses (2017), and a number of articles and essays about sex offense law and policy.
Emily is on the board of a number of organizations that advocate for the rights of those with previous convictions for a sexual offense. She is currently working on a study of veterans with prior sexual offense convictions and a book about the challenges of sex offense law reform.
She will be speaking to us on Saturday afternoon of the conference on the topic “Challenging Sex Offense Laws and Policies During Amplified Panics.”
NARSOL is honored to welcome Prof. Emily Horowitz to our annual conference in Houston, Texas.
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3 Thoughts to “Emily Horowitz featured speaker at NARSOL’s Oct. 2021 conference”
Downloading a dark web site out of curiosity should not be in the same category as what a sexual offender is defined as. Our federal laws do not differentiate. This is completely unjust in this technological world we live in and needs change. We all agree that these sites should not exist and be assessible but are and many good people are imprisoned for years, labeled sexual offenders, and lives ruined on a registry. Take a look at the numbers in prison, although no intent nor contact was ever considered. This is a travesty of our justice system and must change.
Agreed!! Well said!
I’m a total fan girl of Ms. Horowitz. Honestly, she was the selling point in my decision to attend the conference. I’m really excited to see her speak and so pleased she will be a part of the conference this year.