Sex panic: The war on sex offenders, public enemy number one

A longer version of Dr. Fortino’s piece appears in the FEBRUARY issue of Criminal Legal News. By Michael Fortino, Ph.D. . . . Fueled by a “moral panic” that evolved through the mid-2000s, the war on “sex offenders” paralleled the war on drugs and was slated to eventually replace it as our nation’s drug war began to wane in popularity.…

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Number of untested rape kits mount, and so do LE “stings”

Reprinted in full with permission. By Kathleen H . . . We’ve all heard the adage ‘work smarter, not harder’ but that phrase actually changes meaning depending on what your goal is! There are two types of investigations run by ICAC and LE concerning sex crimes. One is reactive, the other is proactive. To me, it makes sense to follow…

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