Public Perceptions About Sex Offenders and Community Protection Policies

@article{Levenson2007PublicPA,
  title={Public Perceptions About Sex Offenders and Community Protection Policies},
  author={J. Levenson and Yolanda Nicole Brannon and Timothy Fortney and J. N. Baker},
  journal={Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={137-161}
}
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 sexual victimization. The purpose of this study was to examine public perceptions about sex offenders and community protection policies. Data were obtained from a sample of 193 residents in Melbourne, Florida. It was hypothesized that the public holds some inaccurate beliefs about sex offenders, and that… Expand
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