New Book for Professor Logan

Press Date
July 16, 2021
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Cambridge University Press recently published “Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Laws: An Empirical Evaluation,” co-edited by Steven M. Goldstein Professor Wayne Logan and University of Michigan Law Professor J.J. Prescott. The book contains chapters from Logan and the nation’s leading social science researchers on the many important empirical questions surrounding sex offender registration and community notification laws (a.k.a. “Megan’s Laws”), one of the most significant criminal justice initiatives of the last century. The American Law Institute, as part of its overhaul of the Model Penal Code’s sex offense-related provisions, has tentatively approved a slate of reforms advocating a reduced approach to registration and discontinuation of community notification, relying on the book’s findings.

Logan teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure and sentencing. He has written extensively on Megan’s Laws, including “Knowledge as Power: Criminal Registration and Community Notification Laws in America” (Stanford University Press 2009). His other books include “Florida Search and Seizure” (LexisNexis 2020 & 2021). His articles have been published in multiple journals, including the Georgetown Law Journal, Michigan Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Pennsylvania Law Review, Texas Law Review and Vanderbilt Law Review. An elected member of the American Law Institute, Logan’s research has been cited on two occasions by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Published on July 16, 2021