TITLE

Understanding Policy and Programmatic Issues Regarding Sex Offender Registries

AUTHOR(S)
Lees, Matthew; Tewksbury, Richard
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Corrections Today;Feb2006, Vol. 68 Issue 1, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the nature of a law that formalized the practice of registering sex offenders in state-wide databases in the U.S. Sex offender registries were subsequently made publicly accessible through Megan's Law, passed in 1996. The effect of sex offender registries on communities and sex offenders is considered.
ACCESSION #
19865374

 

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