From the Division of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry- Columbia University Medical Center
Topic: Sex Offender Residence Restrictions: Findings from Survey and Spatial Analyses
Where: New York State Psychiatric Institute
what: … focuses broadly on establishing empirical evidence for use in sex offender policy and sexual violence prevention. ….sex offender treatment, civil commitment, and risk for recidivism. …. by a team of researchers at John Jay who are investigating the causes and contexts of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
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New York State Assembly Bill A03856
…would stop police and prosecutors from using possession of condoms as evidence that people engaged - or intended to engage - in prostitution is now on the floor of the New York State Assembly. Currently, police and courts can use the fact that a person has or is carrying condoms to prove that they are engaging in criminal activity. Sex workers report that they are more likely to be arrested if they carry condoms, and sex work venues are more likely to be raided if there are condoms on the premises. Police officers regularly confiscate condoms from people they allege are engaged in prostitution to use as evidence against them at trial. As a result people are hesitant to carry condoms to protect themselves and others, for fear that it will lead to arrest or be held against them in court. Sound public health policy would encourage condom use by eliminating the fear that carrying a condom will be used against you by police or in a court of law. Go here to see what you can do.