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The Effect of Megan’s Law on Sex Offender Reintegration
The purpose of this study is to better understand the positive and negative, intended and unintended, consequences of community notification on sex offenders’ rehabilitation and reintegration. AExpand
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Public Perceptions About Sex Offenders and Community Protection Policies
Sex offenders and sex crimes provoke a great deal of anxiety in our society, and over the past decade, lawmakers have passed a variety of social policies designed to protect the public from sexualExpand
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The Impact of Sex Offender Residence Restrictions: 1,000 Feet From Danger or One Step From Absurd?
Several states have enacted public policies that prohibit sex offenders who have abused children from living within close proximity to a school, park, day care center, or school bus stop. The purposeExpand
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Collateral consequences of sex offender residence restrictions
The purpose of this study was to investigate the unintended consequences of policies that restrict where sex offenders can live. In Broward County, FL, 109 sex offenders were surveyed regarding theExpand
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Megan's Law and its impact on community re-entry for sex offenders.
Community notification, known as "Megan's Law," provides the public with information about known sex offenders in an effort to assist parents and potential victims to protect themselves fromExpand
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Reliability of Sexually Violent Predator Civil Commitment Criteria in Florida
The present study investigated the reliability of Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) civil commitment criteria under Florida's Jimmy Ryce Act. The purpose of the study was to determine if,Expand
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Collateral Damage: Family Members of Registered Sex Offenders
The purpose of this study was to better understand the impact of sex offender registration and notification laws on the family members of registered sex offenders (RSO). An online survey was utilizedExpand
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The Impact of Specialized Sex Offender Legislation on Community Reentry
The authors sought to examine the impact of notification and residence restriction statutes on sex offender reintegration. Although previous research has primarily sampled sex offenders receivingExpand
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Sexual Predator Civil Commitment: A Comparison of Selected and Released Offenders
  • Jill S. Levenson
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International journal of offender therapy and…
  • 1 December 2004
This study compared two groups of sex offenders who were considered for civil commitment under Florida’s Jimmy Ryce Act: Two hundred twenty-nine sex offenders who were recommended by forensicExpand
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Social Policies Designed to Prevent Sexual Violence
Sex crimes provoke fear and anger among citizens, leading to the development of social policies designed to prevent sexual violence. The most common policies passed in recent years have included sexExpand
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