Author: Kat

How To Eat An Elephant

How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time. That’s how solving an enormous problem has often been described.  You just keep at it, taking one small bite at a time until the entire problem is devoured. That’s…

Registrants: Uncompensated Research Subjects

Are registrants uncompensated lab rats? TN sex offender treatment includes the use of VASI/Visual Assessment of Sexual Interest screening. From the little amount of information available online regarding VASI, it’s similar to the AASI/Abel Assessment for Sexual Interest developed by…

One More Suicide Is One Too Many

Fear of life on the registry may be responsible for another life cut short. On Tuesday, 1/30/2018 the news reported that former “Glee” TV show” actor, Mark Salling died of an apparent suicide. Mark had been found guilty of possession…

Registrants and PTSD Screening

Periodically registrants in Sex Offender Group Therapy (you know, that “one-size-fits-all” group therapy that most registrants on supervision are mandated to attend after release from prison) are asked to fill out a screening questionnaire.  The questionnaire asks about their basic…

Does Social Justice Exist for Registrants?

  There are dozens of definitions of Social Justice. Wikipedia defines it as the concept of fair and just relations between the individual and society.  This is measured by the explicit and tacit terms for the distribution of wealth, opportunities…

Changing the Question “IS” the Answer

Have you had any contact with children? That’s the standard question to registrants from P.O.’s and polygraph technicians. Shouldn’t the question be, “Have you had any “Inappropriate” contact with children?” Wouldn’t that solve a lot of the registry woes? It’s…

Sex Offense: An Unpayable Debt?

“No matter how much time you’ve spent in prison, you haven’t exactly paid your debt to society.” This was recently told to a group of registrants by a counselor in a sex offender therapy group. So, are sex offenses an…

If We Are Sex Offenders, They Are Sex Offenders !

Sexual Misconduct.  Sexual Harassment. Inappropriate Sexual Behavior. Sexual Advances. Propositioning. Groping. Indecent Photos. Non-Consensual Sex. We are at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to those of power, fame and fortune being knocked off their pedestals for sexual…