Thursday, 20 December 2012

Good Analysis From The Judge, But ...

December 20, 2012 12:05 am

Judge Posner on Very Long Prison Sentences

"A very interesting concurring opinion yesterday, in United States v. Craig (7th Cir. Dec. 18, 2012) ..."

"It is true [It Is? - is it? - evidence? see Myth 3, in the first video/pdf and the relevant section, in the second video/pdf] that sex offenders are more likely to recidivate than other criminals, Virginia M. Kendall and T. Markus Funk, Child Exploitation and Trafficking: Examining the Global Challenges and U.S. Responses 310 (2012), because their criminal behavior is for the most part compulsive rather than opportunistic. But capacity and desire to engage in sexual activity diminish in old age. Moreover, when released, a sexual criminal is subject to registration and notification requirements that reduce access to potential victims."<br/>

Authors Virginia M. Kendall and T. Markus Funk on "Child Exploitation and Trafficking"

Virginia M. Kendall

"Virginia Mary Kendall (born January 25, 1962) is a District Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She joined the court in 2006 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. A noted expert on child exploitation and human trafficking, she is the co-author of the treatise, Child Exploitation and Trafficking: Examining the Global Challenges and U.S. Responses."

T. Markus Funk

"T. Markus Funk is an American lawyer, author, and academic"

Biased experts are rarely valuable experts at all (except in courts).

We will find what they actually claim and its source(s) ... for now ...

Personalty Traits And Sexual Offending, in, Sex Offenders: Identification, Risk Assessment, Treatment, and Legal Issues (2009) ...

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