Controlling Sex Offender Reentry: Jessica's Law Measures in California

38 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2007  

Jason Peckenpaugh

Stanford University - Criminal Justice Center

Date Written: January 27, 2006

Abstract

This paper examines current research on the effectiveness of electronic monitoring and residential restrictions in preventing recidivism amongst sex offenders in California, as well as the experiences of other states that have experimented with these techniques. The paper focuses on four questions: 1) What are the trends in California sex offense data and other states with sizable sex offender populations? 2) What does research and other state experiences tell us about the effectiveness of electronic monitoring in preventing recidivism and absconding of sex offenders? 3) What does research and other state experiences tell us about the effectiveness of residential restrictions in preventing recidivism of sex offenders? 4) In light of California's sex offender population, and CDCR's current methods for supervising paroled sex offenders, what challenges would CDCR and other state agencies likely face in implementing expanded electronic monitoring and residential restrictions?

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Suggested Citation

Peckenpaugh, Jason, Controlling Sex Offender Reentry: Jessica's Law Measures in California (January 27, 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=977263 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.977263

Jason Peckenpaugh (Contact Author)

Stanford University - Criminal Justice Center ( email )

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Stanford, CA 94305
United States

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