“Just A Talking Crime” – NO Justice Policy Brief

Click here to download our NO Justice policy brief, “Just a Talking Crime”: A policy brief in support of the repeal of Louisiana’s Solicitation of a Crime Against Nature (SCAN) Statute.

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  1. […] SCAN criminalizes the solicitation of oral or anal sex for money, despite the existence of a prostitution law that covers the same conduct. While penalties for first convictions are the same for both laws, SCAN  requires second and subsequent offenders to register as sex offenders from 15 years to life. 75 percent of people convicted of a crime against nature in Orleans Parish are women, and 79 percent are black. 38 percent of those on the Orleans Parish registry are registered for a SCAN conviction. SCAN is the only registerable crime that does not involve force or the victimization of children. For more information, see WWAV’s policy brief. […]

  2. […] and freedom of low-income women, women of color, and transgender women. Their policy brief “Just A Talking Crime” was released this […]