Reports on Sex Offense & Offender Policies

Links to significant reports and research on sex offense laws, sex offender registries and notification laws, and reforms

NACDL Comments on Proposed Revisions to Sexual Assault and Related Provisions of the Model Penal Code, NACDL, March 22, 2016.

Raised on the Registry: The Irreparable Harm of Placing Children on Sex Offender Registries in the US, Human Rights Watch, May 2013.

Sex Offender Exceptionalism and Preventive Detention, The Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, 2011.

'Redemption’ in the Presence of Widespread Criminal Background Checks, Alfred Blumstein and Kiminori Nakamura, May 2009.

A Reasoned Approach: Reshaping Sex Offender Policy To Prevent Child Sexual AbuseAssociation for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, April 2011.

Report of Gabriel Myers Work Group On Child-on-Child Sexual AbuseFlorida Department of Children and Families, May 14, 2010.

Megan's Law: Assessing the Practical and Monetary Efficacy, New Jersey Department of Corrections, December 2008.

Registering Harm: A Briefing Book on the Adam Walsh Act, Justice Policy Institute, November 2008.

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The Influence Of Sex Offender Registration And Notification Laws In The United States, Crime and Delinquency, 2008 (finding that sex offender legislation seems to have had no uniform and observable influence on the number of rapes reported in the states analyzed).

No Easy Answers - Sex Offender Laws in the US, Human Rights Watch, September 2007 (details evidence of the harm caused to people subject to this country's various sex offender laws, including the Adam Walsh Act’s registration requirements).


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