A first-of-its-kind study in Australia is looking at ways to support sex offenders to restart their lives after prison. Research shows this can reduce recidivism by 88%.
The use of a song written by a convicted sex offender in the film Joker has caused controversy over royalty payments.
Between 1% and 9% of sex offenders are female. Many are ‘co-offenders,’ recruiting and manipulating victims for others.
After losing her marginal seat of Corangamite at the election, Sarah Henderson is set to return to parliament after winning preselection for a Victorian Senate vacancy.
What research shows does and doesn’t work to prevent people convicted of sexual offences from reoffending.
It may seem that having a public register which shows the whereabouts of dangerous people would keep the community safe. But evidence shows public sex offender registers do more harm than good.
The politically and emotionally charged court of public opinion is not the place to make policy changes in areas as complex as corrections.
France is having a debate over the age of sexual consent. Perhaps it is time the UK joined in.
Psychologists don’t know much about why people have age-based sexual attractions – such as pedophilia – or how best to help people not act on sexual interests in children.
A recent US study found one out of every five child sexual abuse cases validated by child protection had a female as the main offender of the abuse.
Beginning in the 1990s, all 50 US states and Washington, DC created public sex offender registries. Do they do more to help or hurt?
Social media and the internet has helped create a new type of sexual predator, forcing us to reassess our understanding of the terms “friend” and “stranger”.
All sexual offenders should be investigated and prosecuted equally.
A key point of difference between male and female sexual abusers of children is in the power relationship with their victims.
Stephen Port selected and groomed his victims via sites such as Grindr.
It’s time to stop panicking about paedophiles and start offering help.
A woman has been found guilty of tricking another woman into thinking she was having sex with a man. What does the law actually say about this?
Western Australia was the first state in the nation to allow public access to a sex offender register online. The public needs to understand how it works to avoid a false sense of security.
A recent study showing that the potential for committing a sex crime may be written in our genes is interesting but unlikely to help prevent sex offenses.
Outcry over those who slip through the net should not cancel out the good work done by the authorities.