Media convictions often as bad as criminal convictions: Part I

In previous posts, we have said that there are certain crimes for which a public accusation can be as bad as a criminal conviction. This is especially true when it comes to sex crimes. Those who face false accusations can nonetheless face real consequences, even if they are not convicted. The best recent example of […]

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Online dating website implements sex-offender screening measure

We often post about Wisconsin’s tough sex-crime laws, as well as the strict punishments which sex offenders face. But as we wrote last week, some sexual acts such as statutory rape are often considered crimes in name only. Nevertheless, those convicted of a sex crime will likely end up on the sex offender registry, which […]

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Wisconsin’s Criminal DNA Database Is Now More Important Than Ever

We have previously posted about the importance of DNA evidence and Wisconsin’s criminal DNA database. As forensic science improves, there is no stronger or more accurate piece of evidence than DNA. For someone falsely accused of a sex crime such as rape, DNA evidence may be the only thing keeping him from a lifetime of […]

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