#15 The Hysteria Over Sex Offenders: How Do We Fix It?

"Protecting Our Kids? How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us" is the provocative title of the new book by sociology professor Emily Horowitz.  She argues that America is in the grip of panic, saying that sex offender laws enacted over the past twenty years have failed to protect children and promote vigilante justice against alleged offenders.  Professor Horowitz is chair of sociology and criminal justice at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York.