Sex Offender Registration Statistics

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Sex Offender Registry: Does the sex offender registry deter new crime and prevent recidivism rates amongst Individuals? Oliver Mendoza University of Northern Colorado Tewksbury, R. (2005). Collateral consequences of sex offender registration. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 21, 67-79. doi: 10.1177/1043986204271704 This article was very interesting. This is one that studies that examines the collateral consequences of sex offender registration from the point of view of the individuals (sex offender) It is interesting because this has not been frequently studies with the accessibility of registration. The data for this study was collected with the use of mailed, anonymous questionnaires with the offenders listed on the…show more content…
It evaluates the registration and notification laws. These laws requiring sex offenders to give identifying information to the public. This study researches how the sex offender registration affects the frequency and incidence across victims of reported sex offenses. The main data source that was used for this research was NIBRS, this is because it links information on victims, offenders, and arrestees. With this, they are able to compare data across time and can see the relationship between the offender and victims. Although there are limitations to NIBRS such as reports only reported by police contact. This research finds evidence that the sex offender registry reduces the frequency of reported sex offenses against the community in which they live in. One can say that this is could be a deterring factor for those types of criminals that are not registered. The findings in this article also find that notification may also increase recidivism. They conclude that this could be due to the social and financial cost associated with the public release of their criminal history and personal…show more content…
This is defined as having inadequate opportunities to reach goals. Therefore, you will do what it takes to reach those goals. This is important to the research because it evaluates recidivism amongst sexual offenders using a theory in the criminal justice field. In order to conduct this research, they sent surveys via mail to 3,506 sex offenders. Sample size was 929 in Nebraska and 717 in Montana. The questions that were on the survey were related to strain associated with registration and community notification. Things about criminal behavior were asked such as depression and anger. This information was then tested on a normal curve to see if there was any recidivism within the study. It was concluded that the General Stain Theory did support the facts when utilizing them with recidivism. This article was published by the Journal of Criminal Justice and I do believe that this publisher is credible with this article. This article was also published in 2012 which is very recent within the subject of sex offender registration. Alissa R. Ackerman has a Ph.D. criminology & deviance from the City University of New York. She also has a masters in criminal justice from the same school. I would find her work credible because of the fact as to where she stands in the field of criminal justice. I could not find a Meghan Sacks or information that I could have used from her for
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