Effects of South Carolina’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Policy on Adult Recidivism

@article{Letourneau2010EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of South Carolina’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Policy on Adult Recidivism},
  author={Elizabeth Letourneau and Jill S. Levenson and Dipankar Bandyopadhyay and Debajyoti Sinha and Kevin S. Armstrong},
  journal={Criminal Justice Policy Review},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={435 - 458}
}
Some sex offender registration and notification (SORN) policies subject all registered sex offenders to Internet notification. The present study examined the effects of one such broad notification policy on sex crime recidivism. Secondary data were analyzed for a sample of 6,064 male offenders convicted of at least one sex crime between 1990 and 2004. Across a mean follow-up of 8.4 years, 490 (8%) offenders had new sex crime charges and 299 (5%) offenders had new sex crime convictions. Cox’s… Expand
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