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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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Attitudes About Community Notification: A Comparison of Sexual Offenders and the Non-offending Public
Public notification laws have been enacted by legislatures to address the risk posed by sex offenders to the public. Little research has been done regarding either the public’s or sex offenders’Expand
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Views of Sexual Abuse Professionals About Sex Offender Notification Policies
This study examines the views of 261 sexual abuse professionals regarding sex crime policies. Few participants believe that community notification is very effective in reducing sex offenses, butExpand
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A Look in the Mirror: Sexual Abuse Professionals' Perceptions about Sex Offenders
Abstract Sex offender policies have been enacted based on anomalous cases of child abduction and murder, leading to public misperceptions about sex offenders, recidivism, and stranger danger.Expand
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Race, Place, and Neighboring: Social Ties among Neighbors in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Contexts
This study examined the relations between community type, race, and the types of neighboring behaviors in which residents engage, with a random sample of 1,367 participants from urban, suburban, andExpand
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Attitudes About Community Notification: A Comparison of Sexual Offenders and the Non-offending Public
Public notification laws have been enacted by legislatures to address the risk posed by sex offenders to the public. Little research has been done regarding either the public's or sex offenders'Expand
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