Introduction to Special Issue on Sex Offenses and Offenders: Toward Evidence-Based Public Policy

@inproceedings{Harris2010IntroductionTS,
  title={Introduction to Special Issue on Sex Offenses and Offenders: Toward Evidence-Based Public Policy},
  author={Andrew J. Harris and Arthur J. Lurigio},
  year={2010}
}
Since the early 1990s, state and federal lawmakers have enacted a range of laws and policies intended to mitigate the societal risk presented by sex offenders. In recent years, sex offender legislation has ranked near the top of state legislative agendas, and the U.S. Congress has asserted a role in shaping the nation’s sex offender management practice at the state level. Although this legislative activity has been accompanied by research-generated knowledge that has improved professionals… CONTINUE READING

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