Widening the Net

@article{Harris2010WideningTN,
  title={Widening the Net},
  author={Andrew J. R. Harris and Christopher Lobanov-Rostovsky and Jill S. Levenson},
  journal={Criminal Justice and Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={37},
  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… Expand

Tables from this paper

State Implementation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act
The 2006 Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, established federal standards related to the content and operation of sexExpand
Determining sex offender risk to public safety : a survey of superior court judges hearing petitions for removal from the North Carolina sex offender registry
Under Finding of Fact 6 of the Petition and Order for Termination of Sex Offender Registration, North Carolina Superior Court Judges are required to make a determination of the potential risk posedExpand
Federal standards for community registration of juvenile sex offenders: An evaluation of risk prediction and future implications.
The enactment of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act in 2006 is an extension of current protective legislation aimed at establishing stricter sanctions for community-released sexualExpand
The Adam Walsh Act
TLDR
The results indicate that the AWA sex offender classification scheme is a poor indicator of relative risk and is likely to result in a system that is less effective in protecting the public than those currently implemented in the states studied. Expand
Registered Sex Offenders in the United States
Although sex offender registration and notification policies have occupied an increasingly prominent place on state and federal crime control agendas, much policy discourse has occurred amid a dearthExpand
Who are the people in your neighborhood? A descriptive analysis of individuals on public sex offender registries.
TLDR
A national profile of the registered sex offender (RSO) population is set forth, drawn from an analysis of data on 445,127 RSOs obtained from the public registries of 49 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and Guam, which illuminates the wide diversity of registrants across a range of demographic, offense-related, registry status, and risk-oriented variables. Expand
Catch Me If You Can
TLDR
Absconders, as a group, were less likely than compliant registrants to be listed as predators, and less likelihood than both compliants and noncompliants to have a minor victim or to be a repeat sex offender. Expand
Discrimination Needed: The Over‐Inclusive Definition of Who is a Sex Offender
Sex offenders and the laws concerning them represent a highly controversial and emotionally charged issue. Current efforts of legislation in the United States to manage the increasing number of sexExpand
Assessment of Sex Offender Notification Policy in the United States: Has the Policy Been Working?
The National Sex Offender Registration and Notification (SORN) policies in the United States have been one of the major policies against sex offense since 2006. In this paper, we attempt to assessExpand
Evaluating the Accuracy of SORNA: Testing for Classification Errors and Racial Bias
Since its enactment in 2006, several researchers have explored whether the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) classification system under the Adam Walsh Act improves outcomes suchExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 39 REFERENCES
Implementing the Adam Walsh Act’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Provisions: A Survey of the States
With the 2006 passage of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act (AWA), the United States Congress established a range of requirements for sex offender registration and notification (R&N)Expand
The Adam Walsh Act
With the enactment of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act (AWA), states are required to standardize their registration and community notification practices by categorizing sex offendersExpand
Criminal Justice Federalism and National Sex Offender Policy
This paper, part of a symposium, examines the federal government's sustained effort to recast state policies regarding sex offender registration and community notification laws. While commentatorsExpand
Megan's Law and its impact on community re-entry for sex offenders.
TLDR
Recommendations are made for community notification policies that rely on empirically derived risk assessment classification systems in order to better inform the public about sex offenders' danger while minimizing the obstacles that interfere with successful community reintegration. Expand
The Impact of Specialized Sex Offender Legislation on Community Reentry
TLDR
Findings suggest that such policies might hamper offenders' efforts toward community reintegration, which ultimately could serve to inflate rates of recidivism. Expand
Juvenile Sex Offenders: A Case Against the Legal and Clinical Status Quo
TLDR
A paradigm shift that acknowledges the unique developmental factors that characterize adolescence appears to be emerging in clinical areas of intervention, although this trend does not appear as prevalent in legal sanctions. Expand
The Impact of Sex Offender Residence Restrictions: 1,000 Feet From Danger or One Step From Absurd?
TLDR
The impact of residence restrictions on sex offender reintegration is described to better understand sex offenders' perceptions of these laws and it is reported that such restrictions may inadvertently increase triggers for reoffense. Expand
Sexual Offender Recidivism Risk
TLDR
Research does not support the popular notion that sexual offenders inevitably reoffend, and the limitations of actuarial risk assessments are sufficient that experts have yet to reach consensus on the best methods for combining risk factors into an overall evaluation. Expand
Our Minds Are Made Up—Don't Confuse Us With the Facts: Commentary on Policies Concerning Children With Sexual Behavior Problems and Juvenile Sex Offenders
  • M. Chaffin
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Child maltreatment
  • 2008
This commentary examines four common policy-relevant perceptions of teen and preteen sex offenders—high risk, “specialness,” homogeneity, and intransigence. Each perception is contrasted withExpand
A Structured Approach to Evaluating Change Among Sexual Offenders
TLDR
The Sex Offender Need Assessment Rating (SONAR) showed adequate internal consistency and moderate ability to differentiate between recidivist and nonrecidivists after controlling for well-established risk indicators. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
...