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Comparison of Sexual Offender Recidivism Rates to the Level of Community Notification  

Author:  Briana  Weinert.

Source: Volume 11, Number 04, June/July 2010 , pp.49-54(6)

Sex Offender Law Report

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Since the 1990s, the United States has been trying to lower the number of sexual crimes by implementing policies, such as registration and notification laws, on released sexual offenders. These laws require offenders to register within their state of residence as a sexual offender and submit to any guidelines that the state deems necessary. Depending on how dangerous they are assessed to be, offenders may also be limited in other aspects of their lives, such as where they live in relation to schools or other places where children congregate.(J. Levenson and L. Cotter, “The Impact of Sex Offender Residence Restrictions: 1,000 Feet From Danger or One Step From Absurd?,” 49(2) Int. J. Offender Therapy & Comp. Crim. 168-78 (2005a).)


Affiliations:  1: Case manager at the Forensic Panel.

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