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Spin doctors and moral crusaders: the moral panic behind child safety legislation
Issues of child abduction and molestation have risen so high on social agendas that they have all but eclipsed similarly offensive crimes. Media broadcasts of a rash of child abductions, molestationsExpand
Examining the Impact of Sex Offender Residence Restrictions on Housing Availability
The results suggest that a majority of sex offenders would be unable to live in their current homes if residence restrictions were in place, and that few options for housing exist outside of common buffer zones. Expand
Trauma and Life Event Stressors Among Young and Older Adult Prisoners
Information about the frequency of lifetime trauma and life event stressors can be used to develop or improve trauma-informed services that target age-specific needs, especially for young and older prisoners. Expand
Who are the people in your neighborhood? A descriptive analysis of individuals on public sex offender registries.
A national profile of the registered sex offender (RSO) population is set forth, drawn from an analysis of data on 445,127 RSOs obtained from the public registries of 49 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and Guam, which illuminates the wide diversity of registrants across a range of demographic, offense-related, registry status, and risk-oriented variables. Expand
Perceptions and Coping With Punishment
Responses from 107 registered sex offenders in New Jersey show significant levels of stress, significant losses due to restrictions on Internet access, and coping methods associated with higher and lower stress levels. Expand
The Amber Alert: The Appropriate Solution to Preventing Child Abduction?
Both recent and past reported crimes against children have led the public to demand further safeguards for children. Media broadcasts of a rash of child abductions, molestations and homicides haveExpand
A longitudinal examination of sex offender recidivism prior to and following the implementation of SORN.
The longitudinal analysis demonstrated that for sex offenders released from prison both prior to and after implementation of SORN, there are clearly two distinguishable groups of sex offenders in relation to patterns of recidivism. Expand
Document Title: Megan's Law: Assessing the Practical and Monetary Efficacy
To provide better customer service, NCJRS has made this Federally-funded grant final report available electronically in addition to traditional paper copies. Opinions or points of view expressed areExpand
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender: Is it Associated with Recidivism?
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between failure to register (FTR) as a sex offender and subsequent recidivism (N = 2,970). No significant differences were found betweenExpand
The Influence of GED Obtainment on Inmate Release Outcome
The focal point of this study is the effect of GED obtainment on inmate recidivism, using data from 403 offenders released from New Jersey correctional institutions in 1999 and 2000. Results indicateExpand