“We Shouldn’t Have Criminal Justice Policies We Are Afraid to Talk About: A Discussion of Public Conviction Registries and Exclusion Zones” – Laurie Jo Reynolds

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 4:15-6:15 p.m.

Location: Benes A, Hamilton-Williams Campus Center
Lecture, followed by a talk-back (with dinner provided), pre-registration required.
In partnership with OWU’s Department of Philosophy

In order to evaluate state responses to sexual abuse and violence, it is necessary to know what these policies are. In the 1990s, state legislatures began establishing public registries, public exclusion zones, and laws restricting housing, employment, education, travel, loitering, and even holiday activity. Some states now have up to five different conviction registries. This talk uses artistic and cultural approaches to consider some of the unintended consequences of public registration and notification laws, and related restrictions, and how they represent a missed opportunity for both prevention and justice.