A Lawyer’s Fight to Keep His Autistic Son Off the Registry – Larry and Nick Dubin
Larry and Nick Durbin Lecture
Sponsored by the Institute for Peace & Justice
Co-sponsored by the Center for Crime and Popular Culture
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Sex offenders come from all walks of life. Yet individuals on the autism spectrum and with similar disabilities are often vulnerable to unwittingly committing non-violent sex crimes and ending up on the sex offense registry. Law professor Larry Dubin’s son Nick, who was born with autism, was arrested for a sex offense at age 33. Nick is now labeled a “sex offender” which has unnecessarily magnified the effects of his disability and created a very troubling and difficult future for him. Larry and Nick Dubin will both speak at this special event; Larry from the perspective of a father and a lawyer, and Nick as a person directly impacted by both autism and the sex offense registry.
Professor Larry Dubin was graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and is now a professor of law at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Dubin is co-authoring a book with Dr. Emily Horowitz to be released by Jessica Kingsley Publishers entitled The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law. Nick Dubin has a Bachelor's Degree in communications from Oakland University, a Master’s Degree in learning disabilities from the University of Detroit Mercy and a Psy.D from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. He has written three books on autism published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.