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Knowledge as Power: Criminal Registration and Community Notification Laws in America (Critical Perspectives on Crime and Law)

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ISBN-10: 0804761361
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"Knowledge as Power provides critical analysis of problems with popular criminal registration and community notification laws. Its comprehensive inquiry confirms that legislation based on fear and anger wastes valuable energy and resources when contrasted with a more rational approach. This book credibly debunks the myth that harsh reactionary laws enhance public safety and crime prevention."—Rafael E. Silva, The Champion


" Knowledge as Power provides a highly original look at the forgotten history of registration laws and startling trends in their use today."—Joseph E. Kennedy, University of North Carolina


"We now use registration law as a response to crime on an unprecedented scale, and its ad hoc expansion has affected the liberty of an enormous number of people. Logan perceptively discusses how this shift both reflects and influences major changes in public expectations about our government. This book not only contributes to the field, but will define it for quite some time." —Ronald F. Wright, Wake Forest University


"Sex offenders, much like witches in earlier times, have become the dehumanized objects of public fears in an anxious age. Logan subtly tells the uniquely American tale of sex offender registration and notification. It will long stand as the authoritative account of a challenging chapter in American life." —Michael Tonry, University of Minnesota


"In this outstanding study Wayne Logan locates our recent spate of tough registration and notification laws aimed at sex offenders, in a long history of using the collection and dissemination of knowledge about criminal identities to prevent crime. These practices did not begin with sex, and have reflected not just panic, but also optimism about the capacity of identification systems to prevent crime. Historically the results have been modest, but combined since the 1990s with an unprecedented embrace by the American public of harsh punishment, registration and notification laws threaten to transform the practices of criminal justice today." —Jonathan Simon, University of California, Berkeley

About the Author

Wayne A. Logan is Gary & Sallyn Pajcic Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Florida State University. In addition to being the nation's preeminent legal scholar on registration and community notification laws, he is a prolific author and commentator on a broad array of other criminal justice-related issues.
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Product Details

  • Series: Critical Perspectives on Crime and Law
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Stanford Law Books (July 21, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804761361
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804761369
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,342,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I helped Prof. Logan with some research for this book. It is insightful, detail, and thorough exploration of the history, social factors, practical consequences, and legal importance of sex offender registration laws, particularly with respect to the balancing of individual rights versus the public's "right to know." The book will be especially helpful as a reference and source of citations and primary articles to scholars, students, and government personnel working in this area of the law. Well worth your time.
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