Community-Based Approaches to Sex Offender Management
WHAT WORKS WITH SEXUAL OFFENDERS: CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES IN THEORY, ASSESSMENT, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION (Wiley-Blackwell, 2020) (Jean Proulx et al., eds.), Forthcoming
17 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2019 Last revised: 18 Apr 2020
Date Written: January 29, 2020
In modern-day America, convicted sex offenders inspire unique fear and disdain, prompting an array of harsh correctional strategies. In addition to imposing lengthy prison terms, jurisdictions have resorted to a variety of non brick-and-mortar options targeting the vastly larger population of individuals who have reentered society. This book chapter examines research findings concerning several of the most noteworthy of these community-based interventions: (1) sex offender registration and community notification (a.k.a. “Megan’s Laws”); (2) residence restrictions; (3) involuntary civil commitment; and (4) electronic monitoring (including global positioning satellite technology).
Keywords: sex offender, Megan's Laws, registration and notification, community supervision, residence restriction
JEL Classification: k14, k42
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