Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Laws: An Empirical Evaluation
Cambridge University Press, 2021
8 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2021
Date Written: June 17, 2021
Despite being in existence for over a quarter century, costing multiple millions of dollars and affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals, sex offender registration and notification (SORN) laws have yet to be subject to a book-length treatment of their empirical dimensions, examining their premises, coverage, and impact on public safety. This volume, edited by Professors Wayne A. Logan and J.J. Prescott, assembles the leading researchers in the field to provide an in-depth look at what have come to be known as “Megan’s Laws,” offering a social science-based analysis of one of the most important and controversial criminal justice system initiatives undertaken in modern times. The editors attach the title page, table of contents, and preface of the volume.
Keywords: Megan's Law, sex offender, registration, notification, social control
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