News about sexual offending awakens our deepest fears and evokes our strongest feelings. Reporters are human like everyone else, and many find it difficult to avoid commonly held myths and untruths in their reporting on this issue. Nebraskans Unafraid works with one of the nation's foremost experts on sexual offending, Lisa Sample, Ph.D., of the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Reporters always will do well to contact Dr. Sample for perspective on stories about Registered Citizens. Click here for her contact information.
This page includes resources to help reporters avoid errors and assumptions in their work. The slides below outline some of the most commonly repeated errors, particularly among Nebraska reporters. Use the forward-backward slider controls if necessary to read at your pace. The links to the right of the slides take you to the research documents and scientific articles that provide the supporting documentation for the points made in the slides. If we can assist you in any way, contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.