Report Summary: Registration and Community Notification of Adults Convicted of a Sexual Crime: Recommendations for Evidence-Based Reform
Published in December 2020, this report is a summary of Registration and Community Notification of Adults Convicted of a Sexual Crime: Recommendations for Evidence-Based Reform. It critically reviews U.S. sex offender registration and community notification laws. It challenges their efficacy in reducing first-time offending or recidivism, citing the diversity in offender risk levels. The report advocates for individualized approaches based on validated risk assessment tools, arguing against one-size-fits-all methods. Recommendations include limiting community notification to high-risk registrants, avoiding restrictive residence laws, and integrating treatment into the management system. The report calls for legislative reform to better prevent sexual abuse and reduce recidivism.
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