For quite some time now, non-fiction books have been published giving the facts of sexual offending and attempting to expose the hype and hysteria surrounding the sex offender registry for what it is. In more recent years, novelists are beginning to write and publish, for the same intent and purpose, in their genre of fiction. This is by no means an exhaustive list of such books, and we will be adding more. Inclusion here is not to be construed as a recommendation of the book, nor is this disclaimer to be construed as negative criticism.


Silence in the Face of Injustice: A Vision of Mercy and Hope (2022) Gary Hardy

The Anti-Registry Activist Manual: A Guide to Effective Advocacy (2022 Jonathan Grund)

A Tortuous Path: Atonement and Reinvention in a Broken System (2019 Christopher E Pelloski MD)

S.O. The New Scarlet Letters: Sex Offenders, Their Treatment and Our Challenge (2018 Marilyn Callahan and Tim Buckley)

Protecting Our Kids? How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us (2015 Emily Horowitz)

Sex Offender Laws, Second Edition: Failed Policies, New Directions 2nd Edition (2015 Richard G.Wright)

Trauma, Shame, and the Power of Love: The Fall and Rise of a Physician Who Heals Himself (2015 Christopher E Pelloski MD)

Joy Comes in the Mourning (2012 Tabitha Joy Price)

Unprecedented: Challenges in America - How Sex Offender Laws Are Impacting Our Nation (2011 J.B. Haralson and J.R. Cordeiro)


Any Joe (2022) Maura Lin

The Dolphin (2016) Craig Bennett Hallenstei)

Lost Memory of Skin (2011 Russell Banks)