Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Around the Blogs, Tuesday, February 6, 2007

  • At Talk Left, a great catch on a judge who suspended a sentence for yet another teen who had sex with his underage girlfriend for 100 years to prevent him being listed as sex offender. Didn’t work on appeal, but highlighted the ignorance inherent in all this. And here is his spot-on reasoning: "It is a travesty in my opinion that we are destroying a significant cadre of our young people because the law doesn't discriminate between those that are there because of youthful misadventure or those that are true sex offenders."
  • More on obstructionists and deniers in CA from Sentencing Law and Policy.
  • Prevention Works does a good job with this new review of recent identity theft stats and what still needs to be done.
  • Finally, more judges catching on. Grits for Breakfast has a great post on a TX judge who nails the complete incapacity of most judges to know how to judge offenders with addictions. Nice description of “recovery courts” as well. What I really liked was the comparison of addictive behavior of offenders with the addictive behavior of corr sent practitioners who keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result.

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