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The Complexities of Criminal Sentencing

By Andy S. . . . http://www.registrymatters.co/podcast-player/131/length-of-sentences.mp3 Larry and Andy discuss various strategies that prosecutors use in determining sentences, is there a difference between Federal prosecution and state level prosecution prosecutors try to throw the book at you or are they empathetic? Law and order politicians Do states have different policies for their sentences? What determines the policies? Is there…

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Podcasts strengthen legal and registry knowledge

By Andy S. . . .  We are in the era of the podcast! It is a very exciting time. It’s like a DVR for audio (and video) programs. The days of waiting until the exact day and time for the program to begin are no longer. This is a gold mine of educational opportunities. While you’re riding the bus…

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Conditions of Supervision

http://www.registrymatters.co/podcast-download/109/conditions-of-supervision.mp3 History of probation Probation first developed in the United States when John Augustus, a Boston cobbler, persuaded a judge in the Boston Police Court in 1841 to give him custody of a convicted offender, a “drunkard,” for a brief period and then helped the man to appear rehabilitated by the time of sentencing From the point of view of the PO, do they imagine…

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Transferring to Another State

http://www.registrymatters.co/podcast-download/69/transferring-to-another-state.mp3 Larry sheds light on the complexities of how one transfers their supervision to another state. Interstate Compacts History of transferring to another state ICPP Why? Interstate compacts, such as ICAOS, are born out of necessity. For ICAOS, the necessity is for the 50 states, and 3 territories (District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico) to follow identical guidelines…

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Polygraph Rationale

http://www.registrymatters.co/podcast-download/67/polygraph-rationale.mp3 Andy and Larry take a deep dive, along with a couple big detours, on polygraphs. How do they work, especially as it relates to registrants, and the Polygraphs – Von Behren decision Describe how a polygraph procedure works for a registrant The recording instrument and questioning techniques are only used during a part of the polygraph examination. A typical…

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Is the Registry Unconstitutional?

http://www.registrymatters.co/podcast-download/55/is-the-registry-unconstitutional.mp3 Why isn’t a sex offender registration unconstitutional? History of the registry – how/why did it come about: Pre 1994: Few states required convicted sex offenders to register addresses with local law enforcement. The 1994 Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Act, required states to implement a sex-offender registration program. 1996: Wetterling amended by Megan’s Law. Required…

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