Prison Legal News has published this piece on a study concerning sex offender myths and how they shape policy. The public believes misconceptions concerning “stranger danger,” recidivism, and that rehabilitation is not a possibility. This paired with the power the public opinion has over the formation of new policies has lead to a proliferation of strict sex offender restrictions.

Read the article by Lonnie Burton for Prison Legal News:

https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2017/apr/13/study-public-misperceptions-about-sex-offenders-skew-policy-making/

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