Tag: registrant

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…

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…

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…

The Indignity of the Registry

Nothing says Indignity like being on the Registry! There’s the indignity of Compliance checks. Unannounced visits, intrusive walk-thru’s of your house, questions that, if asked of anyone else, would be deemed totally inappropriate . I’m not yet sure how I’m…

Bonds, Parolee’s and Sex Offenders

You’ve journeyed through Hell. You’ve traveled the long road of court dates and jail/prison sentences. Done your time. And now, finally, you’re out. Free, Semi-Free, On Supervision,whatever you want to call it. Time to get on with your life, right?…

Things That Go “Bump” In The Night

Does the idea of an audit scare you? How about an audit where states lose track of registrants? Out of the Boston Globe, Sept 27 is a great article by Jeremy C. Fox regarding Massachusetts having lost track of nearly…

One Picture’s Worth A Thousand Words!

According to one Missouri resident, the county has apparently made a few changes to their SO Registration policies. One of the changes is where one registers, it used to be at the jail, behind closed, locked doors and now it’s…