Sex offender registration changes: not worth the cost?By Helen W. GunnarssonOctober 2011Lawpulse, Page 490Failing to implement legislation bringing Illinois into compliance with the federal Adam Walsh act is costing the state federal grant funds. But would enacting the law cost even more?
Stiffer monitoring of sex offender information. PA 096-1104October 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 508While sex offenders have previously been required to report accurate information about their place of residence and employment, Illinois lawmakers have added required elements of identification to the list. (730 ILCS 150/3).
Sexting: It's No Joke, It's a CrimeBy Joshua D. HermanApril 2010Article, Page 192A look at the high-stakes legal issues raised by adolescent "sexting" and their implications for counsel to teens, parents, and schools.
Juveniles can be required to register as sex offendersBy Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2009Lawpulse, Page 330The supreme court held that registration is not punishment and that juveniles can be required to register even though they aren’t entitled to a jury trial on the charges.
Polygraph Exams in Sex-Offense CasesBy Kerry J. BrysonOctober 2008Article, Page 528Despite doubts about their reliability, polygraph exams are required in sex-offense cases. This article discusses the law.
"Sex Offenders" but No Sex Crime?By Marion Buckley and J. Michael TrueSeptember 2007Article, Page 482Under the original law, some people who didn't commit sex crimes had to register as "sex offenders." The legislature addressed the issue last year with a new law that creates its own problems.
State may rely solely on pictures as evidence depicting child pornographyAugust 2005Illinois Law Update, Page 390On June 3, 2005, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the decisions of the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, and the Circuit Court of Ogle County, sentencing the defendant to two years of probation on several counts of possession of child pornography.