Research on sex offender laws and their effects on people and society
The RSOL 2010 Conference CD
by Marshall Burns, Ph.D.
Additional background for the SOLR report, Riding the Registry
On the lobbying day after the second annual national conference of Reform Sex Offender Laws in June 2010, participants visited Congressional offices with packets of materials that included a number of brochures and fliers, along with a CD. The CD contained a great deal of valuable information, which is listed here.
Registering Harm: How sex offense registries fail youth and communities, Justice Policy Institute, November 2008 (Link. Slides)
Teens, Online Stranger Contact & Cyberbullying: What the research is telling us… by Amanda Lenhart, Pew Internet & American Life Project, June 30, 2008 (Slides)
Understanding the Diversity of Sex Offenders: Implications for Informed Public Policy by Kurt Bumby, Center for Effective Public Policy, December 8, 2008 (Slides)
Sexual Offenders: Risk, Recidivism, and Social Policies by Jill S. Levenson, July 2006 (Slides)
International Megan’s Law: H.R. 5138 What is the real impact and why are sex offenders lumped all together yet again? (Slides)
Moral Panics: Definition / How moral panics affect the society? (Slides)
- Recidivism of Sex Offenders Released from the Arizona Department of Corrections in 2001, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, February 2009
- Recidivism of Paroled Sex Offenders: Ten (10) Year Study, California Sex Offender Management Board (CA SOMB), June 2008 (Link)
Note: The item I have linked to here is a slightly different version of the document than the one included on the CD. The item on the CD does not indicate its source, but appears to be adapted from a document from the CASOMB. The item linked to here might be the official CASOMB document, but Im working on determining if that is true and will make appropriate changes here when I find out. In any case, the CASOMB has issued a disclaimer for the data in that document and it would be appropriate to include the disclaimer when presenting the data. That disclaimer is: Explanation of Five and Ten Year Recidivism Study, California Sex Offender Management Board (CA SOMB), September 17, 2009 (Link)
- The Prevention of Childhood Sexual Abuse by David Finkelhor, Future of Children, September 2009 (Link)
- Failure to Register: An Empirical Analysis of Sex Offense Recidivism by Jill Levenson, Elizabeth Letourneau, Kevin Armstrong, and Kristen Zgoba, April 1, 2009
- Sex Offender Registration and Notification: Limited Effects in New Jersey by Kristen M. Zgoba and Karen Bachar, National Institute of Justice (US DoJ), April 2009
- Collateral Damage: Family Members of Registered Sex Offenders by Jill Levenson and Richard Tewksbury, American Journal of Criminal Justice, January 15, 2009
- Sex Offender Registries: Fear Without Function? by Amanda Agan, December 1, 2008 (Abstract)
This report posted on August 15, 2010.
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