Collateral Consequences of Sex Offender Registration

  title={Collateral Consequences of Sex Offender Registration},
  author={Richard Allan Tewksbury},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice},
  pages={67 - 81}
  • R. Tewksbury
  • Published 1 February 2005
  • Law
  • Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
Sex offender registrationwas widely implemented in the 1990s as a means of enhancingcommunity awareness of sex offenders to promote community safety. This study is one of the first examinations of the collateral consequences of sex offender registration from the perspective of the offender. Drawing on data from 121 registered sex offenders in Kentucky, this research shows that social stigmatization, loss of relationships, employment, and housing, and both verbal and physical assaults are… 

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