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The Bad Prince Nov. 28, 2019

Susan Estrich

No one forced him to go. The photo and video make clear that there was no one holding a gun to his ... Read More

The Other Halloween Myth That Won't Die Oct. 31, 2019

Lenore Skenazy

Three people on the sex offense registry in Georgia are suing the Butts County Sheriff's Office for ... Read More

When Is a Public Touch on the Arm or Waist a Sex Crime? Oct. 17, 2019

Lenore Skenazy

Last fall, in Manchester, England, an awkward 19-year-old male student touched a 17-year-old female ... Read More

Do Sex Registries Really Protect the Public? Jul. 20, 2019

Diane Dimond

Sex registries are in the news again thanks to a couple of high-profile child sex abuse cases. (Thin... Read More

The Secretary of Labor Needs to Go Jul. 11, 2019

Susan Estrich

Alexander Acosta, as the U.S. attorney in Miami, was responsible for cutting the deal that allowed n... Read More

She Wanted to Spice Up Her Marriage and Wound Up Needing Pepper Spray May. 17, 2019

Tales From the Front

After 25 years, a marriage can go stale. That was the state of Andie's marriage when she met Brian. ... Read More

Sex Offender Registry Afoul of Constitution Jan. 28, 2019

Daily Editorials

Michigan lawmakers seem keen on making important reforms to the state's criminal justice system, whi... Read More

Our Pointless, Vicious, Very American Culture of Shame Jan. 18, 2019

Ted Rall

Puritanism's obsession with guilt and shame, Nathaniel Hawthorne believed, was America's original si... Read More

Who's Scarier, the Sex Offender or the Judge? Dec. 14, 2017

Lenore Skenazy

It was more than two years ago when Zach Anderson of Elkhart, Indiana, met a girl on the app Hot or ... Read More

Crime and Autism Oct. 20, 2016

Lenore Skenazy

The law professor stood at the front of the classroom and introduced Nick, his 30-something son, say... Read More

In 2016 Trump Learns, a Kiss Is Not Just a Kiss Oct. 16, 2016

Debra J. Saunders

Yes, it has come to this. The New York Times reported on its front page Thursday that Donald Trump f... Read More

Big Headlines Make for Really Bad Laws Sep. 08, 2016

Debra J. Saunders

When horrific and ugly crimes make headlines, politicians like to seize the opportunity — to m... Read More

Pardoned for the Sex Crime He Never Committed Aug. 27, 2016

Diane Dimond

He was accused of an unspeakable crime he did not commit. For 27 years, Earnest Leap of Oakview, Mis... Read More

Stanford Offender Got a Life Sentence Jun. 16, 2016

Debra J. Saunders

The victim fought back with words of rage. "I thought there's no way this is going to trial; there w... Read More

Who Is a Sex Offender? Dec. 17, 2015

Lenore Skenazy

A guy you might be scared to meet, Galen Baughman, gave a talk at a TEDx event in New York City rece... Read More

Sex Offender or Boy Next Door? Sep. 10, 2015

Lenore Skenazy

This should tell you something about how meaningless and capricious the "sex offender" label is: Zac... Read More

How Your Son Could End Up a Sex Offender Like Zach Jun. 18, 2015

Lenore Skenazy

Computer science student Zach Anderson, 19, met a girl, 17, on the Hot or Not app. He was from Elkha... Read More

Sex, Cancer and 'Girls' Nov. 13, 2014

Lenore Skenazy

What do Lena Dunham, sex and cancer have to do with one another? Quite a bit, actually. Last week, t... Read More