• Adult Sex Offender Management

    The U.S. Department of Justice, July 2015, report shows that sex offender laws are ineffective and create more harms than producing any genuine good. See http://www.smart.gov/pdfs/AdultSexOffenderManagement.pdf

    in short—reference last paragraph of article:
    In terms of SORN, research to date has exhibited mixed
    results on sex offender crime rates and recidivism.
    Studies have not adequately controlled for outside
    factors that might serve as an alternative explanation
    for the observed study outcomes. Future, more rigorous
    research on the effects of SORN is needed. Despite
    these limitations, there is broad public and policymaker
    support for SORN, and a perceived public safety benefit
    among these groups. Finally, the evidence is fairly clear
    that residence restrictions are not effective. In fact, the
    research suggests that residence restrictions may actually
    increase offender risk by undermining offender stability
    and the ability of the offender to obtain housing, work,
    and family support. There is nothing to suggest this
    policy should be used at this time.

    az.WAR note:
    It is rare when the US DOJ posts any related information concerning the short coming of their own regulations.  So information such as this article is valuable as a tool to fight the registry. This Research Brief is from
    U.S. Department of Justice
    Office of Justice Programs
    Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)

    The SMART Office is contracted with the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) and a team of subject-matter experts to review the literature on sexual offending and sex offender management and develop summaries of the research for dissemination to the field.

    The correlation between the DOJ and SORN is not specified from within the SMART office but it could be assumed that the DOJ does review the findings of SMART upon occasion. So it would be to our advantage to bring these facts to the fore-front of any legal discussion to see how a Judge would review the findings.


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