‘Cold Intimacies’: Community Notification, Satellite Tracking and the Ruined Privacy of Sex Offenders

@inproceedings{Nellis2012ColdIC,
  title={‘Cold Intimacies’: Community Notification, Satellite Tracking and the Ruined Privacy of Sex Offenders},
  author={Mike Nellis},
  year={2012}
}
In Britain, in 2000, the murder of an eight-year-old girl called Sarah Payne by a registered sex offender became a ‘signal crime’, triggering intense and sustained debate about the way in which ‘paedophiles’ (and, often by nothing more than implication, ‘sex offenders’ more generally) should be supervised and controlled in the community. Sex offender registers had been introduced in 1997, but now seemed patently insufficient as public protection. With the backing of the murdered child’s parents… CONTINUE READING