THIS PAGE IS PART OF A FOUR-PART SERIES ON “SEX OFFENDER” HISTORY.
- PART 1: TIMELINE OF KEY EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF SEX OFFENSE LAWS
- PART 2: THE HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF THE “SEX OFFENDER”
- PART 4: A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE ANTI-REGISTRY (OR SEX OFFENSE LEGAL REFORM) MOVEMENT
PART 3: THE INFLUENCES IN CURRENT SEX OFFENDER LEGISLATION
Derek W. Logue
This is a placeholder page for an upcoming article on the events leading to the proliferation of the national public sex offense registry. This article will cover key events between the 1960s and 1990s which helped establish and cement the notion of a national public sex offense registry.
The article will focus on the following key events:
1. The “War On Crime” and Civil Rights Movement backlash (1960s)
2. The Feminist Movement, Evangelicals, and the Sexual Counterrevolution (1970s)
3. “Satanic Panics” and “Pedophile Priests” (1980s-1990s)
4. Rise of the Victim Industry (John Walsh and the “Single Issue” Groups) (1980s)
5. Mass Media Influences: 24 Hour news, Media monopoly, and Rise of the Internet (1980s-1990s)