I just got a note from Erik Mart, a registered sex offender who is blogging about his experience at Monster Mart. He is also working on a memoir, , a blog with lots of content -- news, stats, studies, opinion. The author, ZMan emphasizes:
I want to first start off with saying I am NOT pro-pedophile or pro-sex offender but pro-Constitution. I am totally against any form of abuse to any animal or human being. Anybody who commits any crime should be punished. But, once that person has done the time they were convicted under, via contract, and is off parole and/or probation, they should be able to get on with their lives without all the rules and regulations. No other criminal has to live by such draconian laws, so why sex offenders? If we must do this for sex offenders, then I think, to be fair, all criminals must be under similar rules and regulations.For sentencing generally, you can't beat Prof. Douglas A. Berman's Sentencing Law and Policy (the first blog cited by the U.S. Supreme Court!). Berman's posts about sex offender sentencing are here.