Widening the Net

  title={Widening the Net},
  author={Andrew J. R. Harris and Christopher Lobanov-Rostovsky and Jill S. Levenson},
  journal={Criminal Justice and Behavior},
  pages={503 - 519}
With the 2006 passage of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act (AWA), the U.S. Congress set forth a range of minimum standards governing the operation of sex offender registration and notification (SORN) systems throughout the nation. Many of these standards are based on the AWA’s uniform system of registrant classification, which distinguishes registrants solely based on offense history and the nature of the conviction offense, without regard for additional risk factors. The current… 

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