The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that the Sex Offender Registry Board must change its registration form so sex offenders can clearly identify themselves as homeless. The current registration form does not "designate a place where homeless sex offenders can list a shelter as their residence without being penalized." You can read the decision here.
The Boston Herald has an interesting editorial about the sex offender classification process.
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that misdemeanor defendants are entitled to jury trials if they could be required to register as sex offenders if convicted.
CrimProf Blog has an interesting post discussing the protocols needed in online child exploitation cases. The author of the article notes that “whenever a juvenile …creates the images of sexually explicit activities and then distributes them, they have now produced child pornography and they have now distributed it.”
A Tennessee man was found guilty in Texas of failing to register as a sex offender, becoming the first case under the Adam Walsh Act to go to trial in the Southern District of Texas. The man failed to register as a sex offender after moving.