Banishing ‘Sex Offenders': How Meaningless Language Makes Bad Law
26 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2020 Last revised: 9 Mar 2021
Date Written: November 18, 2020
An essay on how the term "sex offender" is functionally meaningless, and invites policy responses that are out of step with the reality of sexual harm. These policy responses, in turn, hobble our efforts to reckon with sexual harm, foreclose accountability and redemption, and elide more effective approaches.
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