Social Policies Designed to Prevent Sexual Violence

@article{Levenson2007SocialPD,
  title={Social Policies Designed to Prevent Sexual Violence},
  author={J. Levenson and D. A. D'Amora},
  journal={Criminal Justice Policy Review},
  year={2007},
  volume={18},
  pages={168 - 199}
}
Sex crimes provoke fear and anger among citizens, leading to the development of social policies designed to prevent sexual violence. The most common policies passed in recent years have included sex offender registration, community notification (Megan's Law), residence restrictions, civil commitment, and electronic monitoring. This article reviews the history of current sexual offender policies, their development, and their implementation. These policies do not appear to be evidence based in… Expand
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