Does Banning People With Felonies From Dating Apps Actually Make Anyone Safer?
[quote] “You could have someone with an old drug conviction, and how is it keeping anyone safer to ban them?” said Jenny Roberts, a law professor at American University who studies collateral consequences. “But a current drug user in a nice neighborhood that police aren’t policing, they’re allowed on that website. It creates a false sense of security.”
Roberts, Jenny M. and Blakinger, Keri, "Does Banning People With Felonies From Dating Apps Actually Make Anyone Safer?" (2021). Popular Media. 400.