Offenders can’t live here

In this latest news from Texas, convicted sex offenders cannot buy or live in new homes in a neighborhood development. Read the full article here. However, some professionals worry that increasingly restrictive laws or policies that prevent sex offenders from living in certain communities may make the sex offenders more isolated, with fewer ties to communities (which may make them feel less committed to or concerned to those around them), and also more difficult for law enforcement officials to keep track of (read a USA Today article about that issue here). Regular readers may remember an earlier article posted from CNN that described the efforts of a community to welcome sex offenders and help to rehabilitate them.

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at