Report: Registration and Community Notification of Adults Convicted of a Sexual Crime: Recommendations for Evidence-Based Reform
ATSA's 2020 report critically examines U.S. sex offender registration and notification laws. It challenges their effectiveness in reducing sexual crime recidivism, highlighting that most sexual offenses are committed by first-time offenders, not registrants. The report proposes evidence-based reforms, emphasizing the need for individualized risk assessments and abandoning one-size-fits-all approaches. ATSA argues for more targeted policies, focusing on high-risk offenders and promoting rehabilitative efforts, rather than broad, punitive measures that fail to differentiate between offenders' risk levels or aid in their reintegration.
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