Recommended Resources

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Resources

Studies

Definition of research

Recidivism among sex offenders in Connecticut (ct.gov/opm/lib/opm/cjppd/cjresearch/recidivismstudy/sex_offender_recidivism_2012_final.pdf) State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management

Frightening and High: The Supreme Court’s crucial mistake about sex crime statistics (https://conservancy.umn.edu/bitstream/handle/11299/188087/30_03_495_Ellman.pdf) Ira and Tara Ellman

How Safe Are Trick-or-Treaters? An Analysis of Child Sex Crime Rates on Halloween (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/26651243_How_Safe_Are_Trick-or-Treaters_An_Analysis_of_Child_Sex_Crime_Rates_on_Halloween) Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment/Chaffin, Levinson, Letourneau, Stern

It’s time to rethink how we treat child sex offenders (abc.net.au/news/2017-09-22/its-time-to-rethink-how-we-treat-child-sex-offenders/8961674) ABC Australia/Melville

Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against Minors (https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/227763.pdf) Juvenile Justice Bulletin/Finkelhor, Ormrod, Chaffin

National Estimates of Registered Sex Offenders in the United States: Is Double Counting a Problem (academia.edu/9509307/National_Estimates_of_Registered_Sex_Offenders_in_the_United_States_Is_Double_Counting_a_Problem) Ackerman

Once a Sex Offender, Always a Sex Offender? Maybe not (scientificamerican.com/article/misunderstood-crimes/) Scientific American/Arkowitz, Lilienfeld

Predator Panic: A Closer Look (csicop.org/si/show/predator_panic_a_closer_look/) The Committee For Skeptical Inquiry/Radford

Punishment That Doesn’t Fit the Crime (https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/31/opinion/sunday/punishment-that-doesnt-fit-the-crime.html?_r=1) The New York Times/Berkowitz

Residence Restrictions Are Ineffective, Inefficient, and Inadequate: So Now What? (academia.edu/8770099/) Socia

Sex Offenders and Public Safety: A Four-Part Series (org/post/sex-offenders-and-public-safety-four-part-series)Virginia Public Radio/Hausman

Sex Offenders on Federal Community Supervision: Factors that Influence Revocation (https://www.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/70_1_3_0.pdf) Federal Probation Journal/Johnson

Sex Offenders: Recidivism, Re-Entry Policy and Facts (huffingtonpost.com/paul-heroux/sex-offenders-recidivism_b_976765.html) The Huffington Post/Paul Heroux

Sex Offender Registration: Why Fear Isn’t Smart Policy (https://thecrimereport.org/2017/05/04/sex-offender-registration-why-fear-isnt-smart-policy/) The Crime Report/Day

States Struggle To Control Sex Offender Costs (https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127220896) National Public Radio/Greenblat

Studies question effectiveness of sex offender laws (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110830165016.htm) Science Daily/Agan

What is the Most Common Age of a Sex Offender? (Surprise!) (freerangekids.com/what-is-the-most-common-age-of-a-sex-offender-surprise/) Skenazy

When junk science about sex offenders infects the Supreme Court (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/opinion/when-junk-science-about-sex-offenders-infects-the-supreme-court.html) The New York Times/Feige

Why sex offender registries don’t work (https://qz.com/708265/why-sex-offender-registries-dont-work/) Quartz/Berlatsky

Consequences

Domino effect

Collateral Damage: Family Members of Registered Sex Offenders (https://www.academia.edu/2501229/Collateral_Damage_Family_Members_of_Registered_Sex_Offenders) Levinson, Tewksbury

Collateral Consequences of Sex Offender residence Restrictions academia.edu/2501233/ Levinson

Scapegoating The Sex Offender (academia.edu/37730380/) Northley

New evidence says US sex-offender policies are actually causing more crime (https://qz.com/869499/new-evidence-says-us-sex-offender-policies-dont-work-and-are-are-actually-causing-more-crime/)Quartz/Yoder

When juveniles are found guilty of sexual misconduct, the sex-offender registry can be a life sentence (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/03/14/when-kids-are-accused-of-sex-crimes) The New Yorker/Stillman

Laws

Gavel, scales of justice and law books

Assumptions and Evidence Behind Sex Offender Laws: Registration, Community Notification, and Residence Restrictions (academia.edu/929536/) Socia

Sex Offender laws in the US (https://www.hrw.org/report/2007/09/11/no-easy-answers/sex-offender-laws-us) Human Rights Watch

Sex Offender Laws May Do More Harm Than Good (https://www.hrw.org/news/2007/09/11/us-sex-offender-laws-may-do-more-harm-good) Human Rights Watch

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