Richard G. Wright is a nationally known expert on
the issue of sexual offender laws. He has been a practitioner,
researcher, scholar, public speaker and teacher on issues of sexual
offending, federal crime control, racial inequality, and domestic
violence for twenty years. After many years of
community-organizing, policy advocacy, program development and
implementation, he received his Ph.D. in Public Policy from the
University of Massachusetts Boston in 2004.
He has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Criminology & Public Policy, and legal journals on federal sex offender laws including the Adam Walsh Act, the 2003 Protect Act and the 1994 enactment of the Jacob Wetterling Act. He has been interviewed and cited by numerous media outlets including USA Today, Newsweek, the Boston Globe and National Public Radio. His intellectual and scholarly agenda includes examining the growth of preventive detention, the balance between civil liberties and the War on Terror, sexual assault and moral agency.