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Key Role of Information Sharing in Successful Sex Offender Management Practices  

Author:  Roslyn Myers, Ph.D., J.D..

Source: Volume 22, Number 04, June/July 2021 , pp.49-56(8)

Sex Offender Law Report

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Professionals and scholars whose work involves sex offenders are familiar with SORNA, Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, and its goal of expanding federal standards nationwide while maintaining state-based management of its policies. The following article highlights key points drawn from “Information Sharing and the Role of Sex Offender Registration and Notification: Final Technical Report” by Andrew J. Harris, Kimberly Kras, Christopher Lobanov-Rostovsky and Qurat Ann, which was developed with funding from the National Institute of Justice to assess the implementation of federal sex offender policies across the 50 states. The goal of a comprehensive, uniform national system for registering sex offenders is intended to increase law enforcement efficiency, judicial fairness, and better interjurisdictional coordination to support public safety, particularly when recidivist sex offenders are released from incarceration.

Keywords: SORNA; State Implementation of Standards; Information-Sharing Practices

Affiliations:  1: Editor.

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