Do Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws Affect Criminal Behavior ?

@inproceedings{ROCKOFF2008DoSO,
  title={Do Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws Affect Criminal Behavior ?},
  author={JONAH E. ROCKOFF},
  year={2008}
}
  • JONAH E. ROCKOFF
  • Published 2008
Sex offenders have become targets of some of the most far-reaching and novel crime legislation in the United States. Two key innovations have been registration and notification laws, which, respectively, require that offenders provide identifying information to law enforcement and mandate that this information be made fully public. We study how registration and notification affect the frequency and incidence across victims of reported sex offenses. We present evidence that registration reduces… CONTINUE READING