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Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373148-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
..., criminal justice reformers, and prison abolitionists—have run the other way. In this chapter, I examine how (largely feminist) ideas about victimization, age, and sexuality, as well as the intersections of race and criminal (in)justice have led progressives to exclude sex offenders from their purview. ...
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
..., criminal justice reformers, and prison abolitionists—have run the other way. In this chapter, I examine how (largely feminist) ideas about victimization, age, and sexuality, as well as the intersections of race and criminal (in)justice have led progressives to exclude sex offenders from their purview...
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373148-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... inequalities. This article challenges that conventional narrative through an examination of the transformation of California’s sex offender registry—the first of its kind in the nation—in the 1970s and ’80s. During this period, some gay activists, along with many other groups, did help to make the registry...
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373148-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... The sexual psychopath laws are still with us. They re-emerged in the 1990s under a new rubric—“sexually violent predator” laws—in twenty states that are now incarcerating thousands of people who have already served prison terms for sex offenses. They rely on a legal fiction: that the offenders...
Published: 01 May 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392255-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9225-5
... 7 Moralism and Punitive Panopticism: Hunting Down Sex Offenders We have heard speakers at this conference use the term “zero tolerance” for sex offenders. I think...
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373148-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... unthinkable. But the progressive liberalization of sex is not the whole story. Outside the privileged domain of certain approved, legally permitted, and constitutionally protected sexual practices, sexual freedom is under sustained attack. New restrictions are being placed on commercial sex and sexual...
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... how the overlapping sex offender, queer, and criminalization/incarceration organizing tensions provide an opportunity to reflect on the wider implications of the authors’ very local work and to build shared analysis. This essay describes the personal experiences of a woman who, in September 2010...
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... reformers, and prison abolitionists—have run the other way. In this chapter, I examine how (largely feminist) ideas about victimization, age, and sexuality, as well as the intersections of race and criminal (in)justice have led progressives to exclude sex offenders from their purview. In this...
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373148-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373148-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... how the overlapping sex offender, queer, and criminalization/incarceration organizing tensions provide an opportunity to reflect on the wider implications of the authors’ very local work and to build shared analysis. ...
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373148-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... criminalize consensual conduct and subvert civil rights through the CASE Act’s use of the sex offender registry. Based on inflated numbers and junk science, the notion of trafficking sold to California voters bore little resemblance to the reality of debt bondage and nonconsent—things that California law...
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396987-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9698-7
... 5 Honorable Partnerships: The Importance of Color in Sex and Marriage espite the relevance of racial ideologies in determining status in D a society that had abolished slavery only one year before the declaration of the Republic, and...
Published: 01 November 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383871-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8387-1
... them, ipso facto, sex crimes. 305 PUTTING SEX TO WORK The Sex Offender Registration Act, New York’s version of ‘‘Megan’s Law provides a salient example of the power of law to label or mark certain behavior as sexual exogenously In New York, persons who have been convicted of rape, sodomy...
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394068-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9406-8
... anxi- eties of the 1950s condensed most specifi­cally around the image of the “homo- Thinking Sex 139 sexual menace” and the dubious specter of the “sex offender.” Just before and after the Second World War, the “sex offender” became an object of...
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394068-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9406-8
... Blood under the Bridge Reflections on “Thinking Sex” 8 To the incomparable Eve Sedgwick, whose absence has been so acutely felt and sadly noted. The Fight against Forgetting Twenty- ve years after­fi its publication, I have...
Published: 15 June 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387800-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8780-0
... 18 Etiology of Crime age, sex, moral education, genitals, and imitation Age The influence of age on crime clearly differentiates criminals from the insane. Table 12 demonstrates...
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373148-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... women, and gay men—to prison for years at a time merely for offering oral or anal sex for money. It then forced them to register as sex offenders. This article examines the powerful campaign that was launched in 2011 against the CANS law. In two short years, despite the state’s strenuous efforts to...
Published: 09 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394877-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9487-7
... with wide stances. Nor can just anyone have it—certainly not Hermaphrodites with Attitude, interracial or multiracial couples, mothers receiving public assistance, adults registered as “sex offenders” because as teenagers they had consensual sex with another teenager, men with 186...
Published: 15 June 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387800-047
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8780-0
... 46 Etiology of Crime heredity, sex, and politics Heredity I examined 104 criminals and found that: 71 had hereditary abnormali- ties; 20 had alcoholic fathers; 11 had alcoholic mothers; 8 had...
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394068-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9406-8
... supported integration also taught me to stand my ground when I held an opinion that almost no one else shared and which offended a vociferous majority. This would later prove to have been a good preparation for the feminist sex wars. My Southern childhood also means that the assorted elements that...