The Impact of Specialized Sex Offender Legislation on Community Reentry

  title={The Impact of Specialized Sex Offender Legislation on Community Reentry},
  author={Cynthia Calkins Mercado and Shea Laina Alvarez and Jill S. Levenson},
  journal={Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment},
  pages={188 - 205}
The authors sought to examine the impact of notification and residence restriction statutes on sex offender reintegration. Although previous research has primarily sampled sex offenders receiving treatment, the authors examined the impact of these policies on a broad sample of registered sex offenders subject to notification via the Internet. Findings from a survey of 138 community sex offenders revealed that a high percentage perceived residence restriction and community notification… 

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