The Impact of Sex Offender Residence Restrictions: 1,000 Feet From Danger or One Step From Absurd?

  title={The Impact of Sex Offender Residence Restrictions: 1,000 Feet From Danger or One Step From Absurd?},
  author={Jill S. Levenson and Leo P. Cotter},
  journal={International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology},
  pages={168 - 178}
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