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Author:  Erin  Bundra, J.D..

Source: Volume 16, Number 05, August/September 2015 , pp.69-72(4)

Sex Offender Law Report

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Our regular review of the research literature this issue addresses “The Juvenile Sex Offender: The Effect of Employment on Offending” by Chantal van den Berg, Catrien Bijleveld, Jan Hendriks, & Irma Mooi-Reci explores whether the transition to adulthood, with its increasing investment in and responsibilities to such structured activities like work and families, draws young people away from at-risk activities, “Behavioural Characteristics of Rapists” by Marita P. McCabe & Michelle Wauchope attempts to understand a sex offender’s behavioral characteristics to provide further insight into the motivations and surrounding circumstances of sexual crimes, “Maybe in My Backyard: A Correlational Study of Registered Sex Offender Residences in an Urban Area From a Social Disorganization Approach” by Mark Rubin & Jeffrey Rush proposes that residency restrictions force convicted sex offenders into low-income neighborhoods, and their greater presence in certain geographical areas may be linked to social disorganization in the community. “Prosecuted But Not Silenced: Courtroom Reform for Sexually Abused Children” by Maralee Mclean recounts the involvement with the judicial system of the author and her daughter following allegations of child sexual abuse against her estranged husband.

Keywords: stable employment; behavior-related factors of a sex crime; effective residency restriction legislation; parental alienation theory

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