Resources for Statistics and Facts

Newly Published:

Sex Offender Registration and Residency Restriction Laws: What You Need to Know, by Bradley Fox.  For more information on Mr. Fox, see our FAQ page.  Here is a link to his book:


  • Sex Offender Laws: Failed Polices, New Directions, by Dr. Richard Wright 2009
  • The Modern Day Leper, by Dick Witherow 2009
  • Knowledge as Power: Criminal Registration and Community Notification Laws in America, by Wayne Logan 2009
  • Failure to Protect: America’s Sexual Predator Laws and the Rise of the Preventive State by Eric S. Janus 2009
  • Moral Panic: Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America, by Philip Jenkins 2004
  • Reconsidering Sex Crimes and Offenders: Prosecution or Persecution?, by Laura J. Zilney and Lisa A. Zilney 2009
  • Perverts and Predators: The Making of Sexual Offending Laws,  by Laura J. Zilney 2009
  • Anatomy of the McMartin Child Molestation Case, by Edgar W. Butler 2001
  • It’s Okay We’re Only Sex Offenders, by Alan Rigby 2008
  • Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor by Angela J. DavisApril 2009
  • The Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice by Paul Craig Roberts March 2008
  • Go Directly to Jail: The Criminalization of Almost Everything by Gene Healy November 2004
  • Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court by Amy Bach September 2009 
  • Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent by Harvey A. Silverglate September 2009
  • Sex Panic and the Punitive State by Roger Lancaster, 2011


Reports & Studies:

  • Prospective Actuarial Risk Assessment: A Comparison of Five Risk Assessment Instruments in Different Sexual Offender Subtypes, by Martin Rettenberger, Anna Matthes, Douglas P. Boer and Reinhard Eher, March 2010


  • Revising the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act: Our Best Hope for Dealing with Sex-Abuse Hysteria in the United States, Richard A. Gardner, 1993
    The 1974 Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act has had unforeseen negative consequences in terms of encouraging false allegations of sex abuse. In order to receive federal funding, states had to pass legislation that mandated specific persons to report suspected cases of child abuse and granted immunity to the reporters.
  • A Reasoned Approach: Reshaping Sex Offender Policy to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse.  Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Joan Tabachnick and Alisa Klein, 2011.