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2013
Document 027078
The Predictive Validity of a General Risk/Needs Assessment Inventory on Sexual Offender Recidivism and an Exploration of the Professional Override: Podcast
By Wormith, J. Stephen ; Katz, Natalie.
This podcast explains this "study [which] examines the predictive validity of the Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI) on a sample of sexual offenders extracted from a large cohort of offenders and compares predictive validities with nonsexual offenders from the same cohort … The study revealed that allowing assessors to override the numerically derived risk level with their professional judgment, a practice that increased risk level much more often than it decreased it, reduced t... Read More
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10 minutes
2013
Document 027077
Years of Predicting Dangerously
By DeClue, Gregory.
The author looks at recent empirical evidence for clinical adjustments to actuarial-based risk prediction for sexually violent predators (SVPs). Based upon “five research studies directly comparing pure-actuarial to adjusted-actuarial risk assessment for sexual recidivism … the evidence does not show that adjusting or overriding the results of an actuarial instrument increases the accuracy of risk assessment. On the contrary, there is evidence that adjustments or overrides often decrease accurac... Read More
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13 pages
2013
Document 026992
Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act: Jurisdictions Face Challenges to Implementing the Act, and Stakeholders Report Positive and Negative Effects
photocopy. U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC).
This report discusses the extent to which jurisdictions have implemented the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), and what are the reported effects that full implementation has had on public safety, registered sex offenders, and stakeholders. Sections of this report are: back ground; 19 of 56 jurisdictions have substantially implemented SORNA while other jurisdictions reported political will and legal barriers as challenges; stakeholders reported improvements in jurisdictions’... Read More
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56 pages
2013
Document 026994
Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act: Survey of States and Territories on Implementation of the Act (GAO-13-234 SP, February 2013), an E-Supplement to GAO-13-211
U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC).
“This e-supplement is a companion to our report titled, Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act: Jurisdictions Face Challenges to Implementing the Act, and Stakeholders Report Positive and Negative Effects (GAO-13-211) [NIC accession no. 026992]. The purpose of this e-supplement is to provide information from GAO's Web-based survey of state sex offender registration and notification offices about their efforts to implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), challe... Read More
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2013
Document 027055
Registered Sex Offenders: Sharing More Information Will Enable Federal Agencies to Improve Notifications of Sex Offenders’ International Travel
U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC).
Information “from August 1 to September 30, 2012, showed that the two agencies [ICE and USNCB] had significant differences in the number of offenders they identified in notifications. USNCB [United States National Central Bureau] sent notifications on 105 traveling sex offenders that ICE [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] did not, and, conversely, ICE sent notifications on 100 traveling sex offenders that USNCB did not. In part this is because the two agencies rely on different informati... Read More
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51 pages
2013
Document 027058
The Northwestern Juvenile Project: Overview
By Teplin, Linda A.; Abram, Karen M.; Washburn, Jason J.; Welty, Leah J.; Hershfield, Jennifer A.; Dulcan, Mina K.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
“Comprehensive, accurate, and reliable data are needed to guide the development of innovative juvenile justice policy. NJP provides empirical evidence that communities can use to develop and provide appropriate services within detention centers. Because the study is longitudinal, it also provides information about the long-term outcomes of these youth after they leave detention. Findings from NJP [Northwestern Juvenile Project] … provide important information on how to facilitate successful reen... Read More
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16 pages
2013
Document 027417
Jails in Indian Country, 2012
By Minton, Todd D.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC).
“This report examines the trends from 2000 to 2012 in the number of adults and juveniles held, type of offense, number of persons confined on the last weekday in June, peak population, average daily population, admissions in June, and average expected length of stay in jail at admission. It also provides data on rated capacity, facility crowding, and jail staffing in June 2012, and counts of inmate deaths and suicide attempts.” There was an increase in the inmate population of 5.6% since midyear... Read More
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18 pages
2013
Document 027416
Justice and Health Connect
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Vera Institute of Justice (New York, NY); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC).
“Justice and Health Connect aims to increase the ability of government agencies and community organizations to share information across health and justice systems.” Points of access include: background—what information sharing is, the reason for sharing information, how it will benefit your agency, and information sharing myths; a toolkit explaining how to create and implement an efficient and successful interagency collaboration that shares information—four modules covering defining your object... Read More
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2013
Document 027339
Juveniles Who Sexually Offend (JwSO): An Overview
By Rokop, James.
This excellent presentation provides an wealth of information about juvenile sex offenders. Issues discussed include: the problem; the legal response; the myths—recidivism, high risk, later offending as adults, and heterogeneity; theories—evolutionary, behavioral and social learning, abuse-abuser, sexual victimization, attachment, ecological, integrated development, and biological, genetic, or neuropsychological; typologies; differentiating JwSO from other offenders; some characteristics identif... Read More
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69 pages
2013
Document 027337
TDMHSAS Best Practice Guidelines: Adolescents Who Have Engaged In Sexually Abusive Behavior
Tennessee Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS). Division of Planning, Research and Forensics (Nashville, TN); Tennessee Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS). Division of Clinical Leadership (Nashville, TN).
“The guidelines presented here are to assist in the evaluation and treatment of adolescents who have engaged in sexually abusive behavior. The goal of these guidelines is to improve the care of adolescents who have engaged in sexually abusive behavior, which in turn increases community safety and decreases the victimization of others. These guidelines are primarily intended for males who have engaged in sexually abusive behavior. Though some may apply to females there is insufficient research to... Read More
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22 pages
2013
Document 027559
An Evaluation of Sex Offender Registry Restrictions in Michigan and Missouri
By Huebner, Beth M.; Bynum, Timothy S,; Rydberg, Jason; Kras, Kimberly; Grommon, Eric; Pleggenkuhle, Breanne. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
The impact of registry restrictions on sex offenders is examined by determining this population’s housing locations, recidivism patterns, and the collateral consequences they experience following residency restriction. Results show that residency restrictions do not significantly decrease the number of sex offenders who live near schools and day care centers, have a small effect on reducing recidivism, and has some effect on the stigma experienced by sex offenders. “As noted the effect of reside... Read More
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95 pages
2013
Document 027612
Taking it on the Chin: Legislatively Imposed Internet Restrictions for Sex Offenders
By Bowker, Art. corrections.com (Scituate, MA).
Recent court cases (2013) concerning the restricted use of the Internet by sex offenders are reviewed. These cases are: Doe v. Nebraska; Doe v. Prosecutor, Marion County, Indiana; and Bykov v. Rosen. “Restricting Internet access has always been seen primarily as a risk management condition … Internet conditions/restrictions on community corrections cases (probation, parole, supervised release), properly crafted have been repeatedly upheld. The Bykov case signifies that separate and apart from ma... Read More
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2 pages
2012
Document 027070
Women’s Pathways to Jail: The Roles & Intersections of Serious Mental Illness & Trauma
By Lynch, Shannon M; DeHart, Dana D.; Belknap, Joanne; Green, Bonnie L.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC).
“This multi-site study addressed critical gaps in the literature by assessing the prevalence of serious mental illness (SMI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance use disorders (SUD) in women in jail and pathways to offending for women with and without SMI … Understanding female offenders’ pathways to offending, including both risk for onset and risk for continued offending, helps elucidate the complexity of their experiences and identify key factors and intervening variables that... Read More
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91 pages
2012
Document 026918
Polygraph Testing for Juveniles in Treatment for Sexual Behavior Problems: An Exploratory Study
By Arsdale, Amy Van; Shaw, Theodore; Miller, Pam; Parent, Mike C.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Washington, DC).
The impact of post-adjudication polygraph testing of juveniles with sexual offenses is examined. Sections of this article following an abstract include: introduction; the use of polygraphs with juveniles with sexual behavior problems; the current study; methods; results according to sample demographics, and average number of victims disclosed before and after polygraph; and discussion of key findings and implications. “Polygraph testing resulted in a significant increase in the number of victims... Read More
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10 pages
2012
Document 027081
The Predictive Validity of a General Risk/Needs Assessment Inventory on Sexual Offender Recidivism and an Exploration of the Professional Override
By Wormith, J. Stephen; Hogg, Sarah; Guzzo, Lina.
“This study examines the predictive validity of the Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI) on a sample of sexual offenders extracted from a large cohort of offenders and compares predictive validities with nonsexual offenders from the same cohort” (p. 1511). This article discusses: the debate about the application of general risk/need assessment instruments to sexual offenders; use of the Level of Service (LS) instruments with sexual offenders; augmenting statistically-based assessm... Read More
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29 pages
2012
Document 027081
The Predictive Validity of a General Risk/Needs Assessment Inventory on Sexual Offender Recidivism and an Exploration of the Professional Override
By Wormith, J. Stephen; Hogg, Sarah; Guzzo, Lina.
“This study examines the predictive validity of the Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI) on a sample of sexual offenders extracted from a large cohort of offenders and compares predictive validities with nonsexual offenders from the same cohort” (p. 1511). This article discusses: the debate about the application of general risk/need assessment instruments to sexual offenders; use of the Level of Service (LS) instruments with sexual offenders; augmenting statistically-based assessm... Read More
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29 pages
2012
Document 026563
Working Effectively with Children of the Incarcerated, Their Parents and Caregivers
Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Children's Administration. Resource Family Training Institute (Olympia. WA).
'These video modules are designed to help social workers and other social service providers understand the particular needs of families with an incarcerated parent and learn effective practices in working with children of the incarcerated, their parents and caregivers.' Video training modules comprising this training program are: introduction; voices of youth panel; navigating practice challenges'children; voices of parents panel; navigating practice challenges-- caregivers; navigating practice ... Read More
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2012
Document 026563
Working Effectively with Children of the Incarcerated, Their Parents and Caregivers
Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Children's Administration. Resource Family Training Institute (Olympia. WA).
'These video modules are designed to help social workers and other social service providers understand the particular needs of families with an incarcerated parent and learn effective practices in working with children of the incarcerated, their parents and caregivers.' Video training modules comprising this training program are: introduction; voices of youth panel; navigating practice challenges'children; voices of parents panel; navigating practice challenges-- caregivers; navigating practice ... Read More
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2012
Document 026625
Female Sex Offenders
Female-Offenders.com.
“Female sex offenders is an area demanding much more research and education as we are beginning to realize the depth and breadth of the problem. Public awareness is desperately needed, but awareness that avoids the sensationalism that often accompanies this topic. We hope this site can be of some help in doing just that.” Points of entry include: information for survivors; resources including “Top Ten Myths About Female Sex Offenders”; bibliography of various research studies and publications;... Read More
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2012
Document 026674
Growing Up Locked Down: Youth in Solitary Confinement in Jails and Prisons Across the United States
American Civil Liberties Foundation (New York, NY); Human Rights Watch (New York, NY).
'This report describes the needless suffering and misery that solitary confinement frequently inflicts on young people; examines the justifications that state and prison officials offer for using solitary confinement; and offers alternatives to solitary confinement in the housing and management of adolescents' (p. 2). Sections in addition to a summary and highlights of key recommendations are: background'kids in an adult system; how solitary confinement harms youth; youth in solitary confinement... Read More
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147 pages
2012
Document 026830
EBP: The Implications of Supervision: Strategies for Improving Corrections' Capacity for Implementing EBPs: The Colorado EBP Project for Implementation Capacity (EPIC) Staff Development System
By Bogue, Brad. American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY).
This article looks at the Colorado’s EBP Project for Implementation Capacity (EPIC). “EPIC is a pilot demonstration project to test the efficacy of implementation strategies, especially ones for improving corrections’ capacity for implementing EBPs. This project emphasizes building capacity to implement by focusing on developing a certain set of skills within a select set of staff in 17 different corrections organizations. The skills emphasized are offender assessment, cognitive behavioral tre... Read More
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18 pages
2012
Document 026689
Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People With Stimulant Use Disorders: Family Education Videos|Revised [edition]
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (Rockville, MD).
'SAMHSA [Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration] has produced three family education videos to accompany the Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People With Stimulant Use Disorders series [NIC accession no. 026623]. The videos include interviews of people in recovery and their loved ones and provide key information for those supporting people in treatment and recovery.' These videos are: Families in Recovery--Explaining Addiction; Triggers and Cravings; and Roadmap for R... Read More
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1 CD (114 minutes)
2012
Document 026923
Five Significant Changes in the Last 20 Years
By Bengis, Steven; Prescott, David S.; Tabachnick, Joan.
The “most dramatic” changes over 20 years in the understanding of youth who have sexually abused are described. What is so useful about this article is that the authors place related references within the sections they are related to. This makes it easier for the reader to look up the citations for additional information as they are reading. Changes discussed are: adolescents are not little adults; most adolescents do not re-offend sexually; assessment remains complicated—while current measures ... Read More
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4 pages
2012
Document 026649
What Propels Sexual Homicide Offenders? Testing an Integrated Theory of Social Learning and Routine Activities Theories
By Chan, Heng Choon. University of South Florida. Scholar Commons (Tampa, FL).
'Sexual homicide is a rare occurrence. Little is known about the offending perspective of sexual homicide from a criminological standpoint ' According to [an] integrative model, the individual-level view of the sexual murderers is explained by the social learning principles, while the offending process is complemented by the routine activities propositions from a micro-level to provide a better explained sexual homicide offending model. However, this model has yet to be tested empirically. In ad... Read More
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201 pages
2012
Document 025846
Colorado Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Management Board
Colorado Depart. of Public Safety. Sex Offender Management Board (Denver, CO).
Access to various material regarding sex offenders can be found at this website. Points of entry are: adults—press releases, standards and guidelines, provider list, application materials, provisional provider application materials, and complaint materials; juveniles—same topical areas as for adults with the addition of juvenile standard FAQ’s; governing statutes; resources—books, newsletters, reference guides, sample forms, Circles of Support resource materials, and website links of interest; d... Read More
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2012
Document 026050
Monitoring High-Risk Sex Offenders With GPS Technology: An Evaluation of the California Supervision Program, Final Report
By Geis, Stephen V.; Gainey, Randy; Cohen, Marcia I.; Healy, Eoin; Duplantier, Dan; Yeide, Martha; Bekelman, Alan; Bobnis, Amanda; Hopps, Michael. Development Services Group, Inc. (Bethesda, MD).
The effectiveness of a global positioning system (GPS) to monitor high-risk sex offenders (HRSOs) released under parole is examined. This document provides other agencies with information that may lead to a similar strategy for monitoring HRSOs. Sections of this report include: background; methodology; results for baseline characteristics, supervision, outcome analysis, and cost analysis; process evaluation—overview, data sources, program fidelity, GPS monitoring, and summary; and discussion—sum... Read More
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114 pages
2011
Document 026079
A Snapshot of Juvenile Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws: A Survey of the United States
By Pittman, Nicole; Nguyen, Quyen. National Juvenile Justice Network (Washington, DC).
“In light of the mottled condition of sex offender registration and notification laws across the country, and the fact that this book was started less than a year before the final deadline for states to come into compliance with SORNA, our goal is to provide a straightforward reference guide during this time of great flux” (p. 1). One can use this survey to see how different states compare to each other in regards to the Adam Walsh Act. This publication is divided into seven parts: introduction;... Read More
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128 pages
2011
Document 026244
The Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) Model: Does Adding the Good Lives Model Contribute to Effective Crime Prevention?
By Andrews, D.A.; Bonta, James; Wormith, J. Stephen.
“Recently, the good lives model (GLM) has been promoted as an alternative and enhancement to RNR [risk-need-responsivity]. GLM sets itself apart from RNR by its positive, strengths-based, and restorative model of rehabilitation. In addition, GLM hypothesizes that enhancing personal fulfillment will lead naturally to reductions in criminogenic needs, whereas RNR posits the reverse direction. In this article the authors respond to GLM’s criticisms of RNR and conclude that little substance is added... Read More
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21 pages
2011
Document 026212
The Good Lives Model of Offender Rehabilitation: A Strengths Based Approach
Good Lives Model.
“Over the past decade, the Good Lives Model of Offender Rehabilitation (GLM) has been systematically developed … and has been adopted by many different jurisdictions both locally and internationally. Its ethical core is that of human rights and it starts from the assumption that while offenders have obligations to respect other peoples’ entitlements to well being and freedom related goods they are also entitled to the same considerations. This is particularly so when it comes to the implementat... Read More
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2011
Document 025336
Misperceptions about Child Sex Offenders
By Richards, Kelly. Australian Institute of Criminology (Canberra, ACT).
“Sex offending against children is a highly emotive issue. It is nonetheless important that public policy initiatives to prevent and/or respond to child sexual abuse are based on the available evidence about child sex offenders.” This report aims to set straight five common myths about individuals guilty of child sex offences. These five misunderstandings are: all child sex offenders are paedophiles; child sex offenders target strangers; all child sex offenders were victims of sexual abuse thems... Read More
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8 pages
2011
Document 025509
White Paper on Sex Offender Treatment in Missouri Prepared by the St. Louis Alliance for Reentry (STAR) 2011
By Hygrade, Cynthia; Smith, Leland; Spitzer, Jessica; Williams, Benjamin M.. St. Louis Alliance for Reentry (STAR) (St. Louis, MO).
This paper covers: the definition of sexual abuse; no such thing as a “typical” sex offender; myths and facts about sex offenders; supervision of sex offenders; the Containment Model and collaboration; and other promising practices and reducing recidivism.... Read More
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6 pages
2011
Document 025689
Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Sexual Abusers: An Introduction
By Prescott, David S..
This article is very good introduction to the use of motivational interviewing (MI), “a person-centered approach in which the practitioner uses a guiding style to enable the client to build and strengthen his or her own motivation for change,” with sex offenders. In fact, you can use this as a quick primer on MI. Topics discussed include: style and spirit; good listening; ambivalence; four principles; basic skills; recognizing and reinforcing change talk; commitment talk; providing feedback; and... Read More
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12 pages
2011
Document 026651
Failure to Register as a Predictor of Sex Offense Recidivism: The Big Bad Wolf or a Red Herring?
By Zgoba, Kristen M.; Levenson, Jill.
The relationship between the failure of sex offenders to register following release from prison and reoffending, whether sexually or non-sexually, is examined. This is achieved through a comparison of FTR (fail to register) offenders and non-FTR offenders over the period of 1980 to 2008. 'Failure to register was not a significant predictor of sexual recidivism, casting doubt on the belief that sex offenders who are noncompliant with registration are especially sexually dangerous. Few differences... Read More
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22 pages
2011
Document 026651
Failure to Register as a Predictor of Sex Offense Recidivism: The Big Bad Wolf or a Red Herring?
By Zgoba, Kristen M.; Levenson, Jill.
The relationship between the failure of sex offenders to register following release from prison and reoffending, whether sexually or non-sexually, is examined. This is achieved through a comparison of FTR (fail to register) offenders and non-FTR offenders over the period of 1980 to 2008. 'Failure to register was not a significant predictor of sexual recidivism, casting doubt on the belief that sex offenders who are noncompliant with registration are especially sexually dangerous. Few differences... Read More
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22 pages
2011
Document 026626
A Reasoned Approach: Reshaping Sex Offender Policy to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
By Tabachnick, Joan; Klein, Alisa. Ms. Foundation for Women (Brooklyn, NY). Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) (Beaverton, OR).
'This report will discuss the trends, impact, and unintended consequences of current legislative policies that may make children less safe in their homes and communities. It will also provide an overview of the new research about adults, youth, and children who sexually abuse and the innovations in policy that are grounded in this newly established research. Finally, the report will offer suggestions about how to shift our current approaches to sex offender policy to create incentives for primar... Read More
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58 pages
2011
Document 026956
Juvenile Sexual Offenders: Correlates of Onset, Variety, and Desistance of Criminal Behavior
By Carpentier, Julie; Leclerc, Benoit; Proulex, Jean.
The causes linked to the age at which juveniles sexually offend, the variety of offenses, and the stopping of sexually aggressive acts are identified. This information will prove very useful to individuals working with this special population. The research shows that: aggressive and deviant sexual behaviors are risk factors for the early onset of sexual abuse; delinquency is related to the variety of actions exhibited by sexual aggressors; and that “adolescent sexual aggressors who desisted from... Read More
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20 pages
2011
Document 027048
For Computer Use in Prisons
By Corpora, Mark.
This presentation is a good place to start for a good overview of inmate computer use. Topics discussed include: the controversy of whether to allow incarcerated inmates to have computer access; history of computers in prisons; states that allow personal computer access; some reasons against allowing inmates computer use; debunking the arguments against computer use in prison—security and underserved privileges; arguments for prison computer use—computer literacy, legal work, productivity, educa... Read More
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13 pages
2011
Document 027057
Contingency Management in Drug Courts: Research and Resources
By Stitzer, Maxine L..
JSTEPS is a “five-site research project [that] aims to guide each participating court through the implementation of an individualized Contingency Management (CM) protocol. CM interventions use systematic reinforcement with rewards (or punishment) to alter problem behaviors, usually substance use, in offenders. Rewards have been used widely in clinical treatment programs. They have been shown to successfully change targeted behaviors of substance abusers, including decreasing the number of positi... Read More
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19 pages
2011
Document 027333
Arrest Histories of Adolescent Male Domestic Violence Offenders in New York City
By Peterson, Richard R.. New York City Criminal Justice Agency, Inc. (CJA) (New York, NY).
“This study examined arrests of young adolescent males for domestic violence [DV] offenses in New York City. We focused on identifying arrests at very young ages in order to describe the types of domestic violence adolescent males are charged with, and to determine how arrests for domestic violence at very young ages influence patterns of arrest for domestic violence during later adolescence. An understanding of these patterns may shed some light on the possibilities for criminal justice interve... Read More
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77 pages
2011
Document 027335
Current Perspectives on Juveniles Who Sexually Offend
By Rongen, Kecia. Washington State. Dept. of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (Olympia, WA).
This presentation is a great resource for anyone wanting information about juvenile sex offenders. Topics discussed include: introduction to the criminal justice system process (flowchart); prevalence of offending; the historical view of what is known about this population; current knowledge regarding characteristics and key research findings (i.e., recidivism, differences between adult and juvenile sex offenders, and risk factors/protective factors); and implications.... Read More
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2011
Document 027431
Case Consultation Staffing Sheet
The Carey Group (TCP) (Silver Spring, MD).
This form can provide your agency with ideas on how to create “a guide to your discussions with line staff about their management of a particular case”. Information recorded is: offender name; current offense; prior record; offender strengths; risk level; responsivity factors; criminogenic needs; triggers; current case challenge; what was previously tried; and consultation goal.... Read More
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1 page
2010
Document 027336
What Is So Special About Male Adolescent Sexual Offending? A Review and Test of Explanation Through Meta-Analysis
By Seto, Michael C.; Lalumiere, Martin L..
Anyone working with or interested in male juvenile sexual offenders should read this article. Topics discussed within it include: theories of sexual offending; comparing theories of sexual offending; methodological considerations; purpose of this quantitative review; the general delinquency explanation; special explanations of adolescent sexual offending--the sexually abused sexual abuser, poor childhood attachment, social incompetence, sexual development, atypical sexual interests, psychopathy,... Read More
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50 pages
2010
Document 027421
ASCA Responses: Recidivism Survey (August 2010)
By Czepiel, Terry. Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) (Hagerstown, MD).
A wealth of information on the recidivism of offenders, in particular sex offenders is presented. Answers provided cover: responding jurisdiction; name and title; email address; phone number; whether your state Department of Correction has a process for tracking recidivism; if yes, how do you conduct your study—track a cohort of released offenders, track prior incarceration of new prison commitment, or other (please explain); what types of returns are counted (please check all that apply)—rearre... Read More
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15 pages
2010
Document 026650
What Is So Special About Male Adolescent Sexual Offending? A Review and Test of Explanations Through Meta-Analysis
By Seto, Michael C.; Lalumiere, Martin L..
'In the present quantitative review, we focus on the validity of special explanations of adolescent sexual offending that are testable by comparing adolescent sex offenders with other adolescent offenders 'We contrast offense-specific theories with the more parsimonious view that sexual offending is simply one of many manifestations of general antisocial tendencies (which we also refer to as the 'general delinquency explanation') and therefore can be explained with the same risk factors and proc... Read More
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50 pages
2010
Document 026672
Report on the Activities of the Institutional Corrections Research Network, 2007-2009
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) (Middletown, MD).
The National Institute of Corrections 'has incorporated outcome measures and performance standards into the work that they do across the country to determine if those activities were having an impact and benefiting the field ' One of the primary means by which NIC approached this work was through the development of the Institutional Corrections Research Network (ICRN) ' a group of correctional administrators and corrections researchers that meets annually to discuss research in the field of corr... Read More
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46 pages
2010
Document 025534
Developments in Risk Assessment: Violence Risk and Sexual Violence Risk
By Heilbrun, Kirk.
A detailed outline with notes for a training session about advances in risk assessment for violent offenders and sex offenders is provided. This presentation discusses: the uses of risk assessment; nature of risk assessment; legal contours; ethical contours; forensic contours; general considerations when conducting a risk assessment; conducting risk assessment with different populations; basic rates and risk factors for violent behavior; various risk assessment tools; implications for interventi... Read More
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96 pages
2010
Document 026215
Current Practices and Emerging Trends in Sexual Abuser Management: The Safer Society 2009 North American Survey
By McGrath, Robert J.; Cumming, Georgia F.; Burchard, Brenda L.; Zeoli, Stephen; Ellerby, Lawrence. Safer Society Foundation, Inc. (Brandon, VT).
“The survey presents a wide-angle snapshot of current practice patterns [for sexual abuser treatment] in North America, identifies trends in the field and offers recommendations for improving the delivery of services” (p. vii). Each chapter in this report looks at best practices for: the effectiveness of treatment, and the number and geographic distribution of programs; program age, size, and setting; client profiles; program funding; staff education, training, and support; program theory; asses... Read More
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158 pages
2010
Document 023905
Fifty State Survey of Adult Sex Offender Registration Requirements
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington School of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
State requirements for the registration of adult sex offenders are compiled and presented. Responses (if given) are reported for: registrable offenses; whether those individuals convicted of staff sexual misconduct need to register; information maintained in sex offender registry; community notification and website; limitations on residency or employment; and duration of registration.... Read More
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282 p.
2010
Document 024635
Static-99 Clearinghouse
Static-99 Clearinghouse (N.P.).
A wealth of information regarding this sex offender risk assessment instrument for adult males is available at this website. Points of entry are Static-99 documents, training, Static-2002 documents, research, norms, legal issues, and related links.... Read More
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2 p.
2010
Document 024789
The Comprehensive Approach to Sex Offender Management
By Bumby, Kurt; Carter, Madeline; Gilligan, Leilah; Talbot, Tom. Center for Sex Offender Management (San Francisco, CA); Center for Effective Public Policy (Washington, DC).
The creation of an effective management system for adult and juvenile sex offenders is explained. This publication discusses: the Comprehensive Approach to Sex Offender Management; preventing sexual violence; what the public says about sex offenders and management strategies; specialized supervision and treatment for adult sex offenders; juveniles who commit sex offenses; facts lawmakers should know about adult and juvenile sex offenders; and sex offender-specific laws—a quick reference.... Read More
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18 p.
2010
Document 024790
Exploring Public Awareness and Attitudes about Sex Offender Management: Findings from a National Public Opinion Poll
Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD); Center for Effective Public Policy (Washington, DC).
Results are provided from a national opinion poll “that was designed to further insights into public awareness and perceptions” regarding sex offender management (p. 1). Findings include: primary source of public knowledge and information about sex offenders; perceptions about the relative risk of stranger-perpetrated sex offenses against children; assumptions about reoffending among sex offenders; opinions about factors influencing sex offender-specific policy development; perceived effectivene... Read More
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12 pages
2010
Document 025144
Part 800 Transitional Housing Licensure for Sex Offenders on Parole, Probation, or Supervision: Section 800.40 Transitional Housing, Treatment, and Referral Criteria
Illinois General Assembly (Springfield, IL).
Requirements for getting a Transitional Housing license are provided.... Read More
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2 pages
2010
Document 025145
Paragraph 13663. Ineligibility of dangerous sex offenders for admission to public housing
U.S. Congress (Washington, DC); Cornell University. Law School. Legal Information Institute (LII) (Ithaca, NY).
“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an owner of federally assisted housing shall prohibit admission to such housing for any household that includes any individual who is subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a State sex offender registration program.”... Read More
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3 pages
2010
Document 025132
The Once Fallen Housing Guide
By Logue, Derek W.. Once Fallen.
This guide offers sex offenders friendly advice on how they can locate housing. It would be a great resource to give to a sex offender when they are trying to find a place to live. It doesn’t sugar coat anything and talks about: the bad news, the good news; finding leads; using the registry to ones advantage; not getting discouraged; checking residency laws; C-Y-A; moving to another state; and post release housing.... Read More
WEB
3 pages
2010
Document 025131
Residential Proximity to Schools and Daycares: An Empirical Analysis of Sex Offense Recidivism
By Zandbergen, Paul A.; Levenson, Jill S.; Hart, Timothy C..
Does living near a school or daycare make a sex offender more likely to reoffend? This study set out to answer this question. The results do not support resident restrictions for sex offenders. Sex offenders living near schools and daycares were no more likely to recidivate than sex offenders living away from schools and daycares. “The time that police and probation officers spend addressing housing issues is likely to divert law enforcement resources away from behaviors that truly threaten our ... Read More
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21
2010
Document 025127
Sex Offender Housing Restrictions: Twenty Findings of Research on Residential Restrictions for Sex Offenders and the Iowa Experience with Similar Policies
Kansas Dept. of Corrections (Topeka, KS).
This document explains why restrictions on sex offender housing may be counterproductive. It does this by looking at three myths the media continues to report—that all sex offenders reoffend, that treatment does not work, and “stranger danger” (p.1)... Read More
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2 pages
2010
Document 025272
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Sex Offender Registration and Notification Policies for Reducing Sexual Violence against Women
By Letourneau, Elizabeth J.; Levenson, Jill S.; Bandyopadhyay, Dipankar; Sinha, Debajyoti; Armstrong, Kevin S.. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) (aaa).
The extent to which sex offender registration and notification laws in South Carolina reduce the recidivism of sex offenders in that state is investigated. Sections following an executive summary include: introduction; methodology of the current study; procedures and findings specific to each aim—prevention (general deterrence) of sexual violence, specific deterrence of sexual recidivism, unintended effects on judicial decision making doe sex crime cases, and association between registration vi... Read More
PDF
77 pages
2009
Document 026012
Fifty State Survey of Juvenile Sex Offender Registration Requirements
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
State requirements for the registration of juvenile sex offenders are compiled and presented. Responses (if given) are reported for: registrable offenses; information maintained in sex offender registry; statutory basis for juvenile sex offender registration; duration of registration; community notification and website; and limitations on residency or employment.... Read More
PDF
254 pages
2006
Document 021768
50 State Survey on Sex Offender Registry
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Results from a survey on sex offenders registry are provided. Questions asked are:
  • Citation(s) of statutes(s);
  • Registrable offenses with citations;
  • And the state agency responsible for maintaining sex offender registry.
... Read More
PDF
33 p.
2002
Document 017635
Time to Work: Managing the Employment of Sex Offenders Under Community Supervision
By Seleznow, Eric. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
The management of sex offenders "on the job in a way that adequately restricts offenders, protects the public, and simultaneously promotes successful offender reintegration" is discussed (p. 1). This report provides a look at: the importance of work; key elements in employment supervision; assessing potential job placements; establishing relationships with employers; using confidentiality waivers; making job placement decisions; and monitoring and follow-up contact with employers.... Read More
PDF
12 p.
2002
Document 017636
Supervision of Sex Offenders in the Community: A Training Curriculum
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Access to information and materials for three different versions (long, medium, and short) of training sessions about the supervision of sex offenders in the community is provided at this website. The following links are on this site: overview; issues and cautions; User's Guide; recommended readings lists; and curriculum download center.... Read More
WEB
5 p.
2002
Document 017667
Managing Sex Offenders in the Community: A Handbook to Guide Policymakers and Practitioners Through a Planning and Implementation Process
By Carter, Madeline M.; Morris, Laura. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
A handbook designed to assist policymakers and practitioners in the process of assessing and strengthening sex offender management for adults and juveniles is provided. Four sections comprise this manual: an introduction to this handbook and to sex offender management; the framework of the planning and implementation process; an overview of the steps in the planning and implementation process; and conclusion -- an ongoing process of collecting and analyzing information. Teamwork activities and ... Read More
PDF
96 p.
2002
Document 018035
Educating the Community about Sexual Assault and the Management of Sex Offenders in the Community: A Training Curriculum
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Access to a training curriculum that is designed to educate the community about sexual violence and sex offender management programs is provided at this website. The following can be found: curriculum overview; four part curriculum; user's guide; special considerations for community education; a download center with handouts, lecture notes, slides, and learning activities; and an evaluation form.... Read More
WEB
5 p.
2001
Document 017025
Case Studies on the Center for Sex Offender Management's National Resource Sites
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Strategies from "19 jurisdictional, cross-disciplinary teams who have developed innovative sex offender management and supervision techniques" are reported (p. i). The following five sections comprise this document: introduction and background; three state resource sites; 11 local resource sites; three tribal sites; and two additional resource sites.... Read More
PDF
122 p.
2001
Document 016898
Community Notification and Education
By Matson, Scott. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Differences in state laws regarding sex offender notification are examined, as well as innovative approaches to community notification and education in the U.S. This report contains the following sections: introduction; background; state variations; identifying offenders for notification; methods of notification; legal issues; are notification laws effective?; innovative approaches; unintended consequences; reducing unintended consequences; educating communities; conclusion; and organization co... Read More
PDF
20 p.
2001
Document 016965
Recidivism of Sex Offenders
By Bynum, Tim. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
The potential for commission of subsequent offenses by sex offenders is examined. This report looks at the following issues: measurement of sex offender recidivism; factors associated with recidivism; review of studies concerning rapists, child molesters, and probationers; synthesis of recidivism studies; impact of interventions on recidivism -- treatment, juvenile treatment research, supervision, and evaluating the effects; implications for sex offender management; and concluding remarks.... Read More
PDF
20 p.
2000
Document 016226
National Resource Group Recommended Readings
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Designed to be a starting point, this reading list is for those people who are interested in learning about effective management of sex offenders in the community. Documents are organized into the following topic areas: child sexual abuse; community notification, registration, and civil commitment; juvenile sex offenders; probation and parole supervision; research, recidivism, and statistics; risk assessment and prediction; sex offender treatment; treatment guides; and victim issues.... Read More
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8 p.
2000
Document 016434
The Collaborative Approach to Sex Offender Management
By Carter, Madeline M.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Violence Against Women Grants Office (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (SJI) (Alexandria, VA). Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
The need for and challenges of a collaborative approach to managing sex offenders in the community are addressed, in addition to ways jurisdictions can develop shared decision making responsibility between key policymakers and practitioners. Sections of this brief include:
  • Why collaboration is essential;
  • What is collaboration;
  • Forming collaboratives in an adversarial system;
  • Catalysts for collaboration;
  • Different approaches to team work;
  • Issues to consider... Read More
PDF
12 pages
2000
Document 016075
Community Supervision of the Sex Offender: An Overview of Current and Promising Practices
By Gilligan, Leilah; Talbot, Tom; Carter, Madeline M., ed.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Violence Against Women Grants Office (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (SJI) (Alexandria, VA). Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Almost 60% of all adult sex offenders are under some form of community supervision. An exploration of emerging practices and lessons learned in the management of sex offenders at the community level is presented. Contents include:
  • Overview;
  • Sex offenders -- who is being supervised;
  • A shift in perspective -- the victim-centered approach to sex offender management;
  • The central role of collaboration in managing sex offenders in the community;
  • Establishing a framewor... Read More
PDF
16 pages
2000
Document 015921
Effective Supervision of Adult Sex Offenders in the Community [Videoconference held February 9, 2000]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The goal of this videoconference is to enhance the ability of probation and parole agency staff (line officers, supervisors, and policymakers/administrators) to supervise sex offenders in the community more effectively. Topics addressed include:
  • Overview of sex offenders and their victims;
  • The victim-centered approach to sex offender supervision;
  • The role of collaboration in a comprehensive approach to supervision;
  • The containment approach to supervision;
  • Sex offender treatmen... Read More

1 DVD (180 min.)
1999
Document 015068
Compendium of OJP-Sponsored Projects Relating to Sex Offenders
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
A compendium of Department of Justice-sponsored initiatives relating to sex offender management is presented. Subsections include adult classification research, community notification research, evaluation of supervision and treatment approach research, juvenile sex offender research, national surveys, risk assessment research, community notification and registration, use of the polygraph, supervision and treatment programs for sex offenders, training and technical assistance for policy makers an... Read More
PDF
43 p.
1999
Document 015069
Case Studies on the Center for Sex Offender Management's National Resource Sites
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA). Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
These case studies reflect lessons learned from Center for Sex Offender management (CSOM) Resource Sites. Resource sites are "communities around the country who have demonstrated--through collaboration between criminal justice and health system agencies--that they can manage sex offenders and increase public safety" (p.ix.) Contents of this publication include an introduction and background, and summaries of ten Resource Sites' activities.... Read More
PDF
57 p.
1999
Document 015017
Assessment of Sex Offenders for Sentencing, Supervision and Treatment [Videoconference held February 10, 1999]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Objectives of this three-hour videoconference include:
  • Articulating the purposes for assessment and evaluation of sex offenders and the issues and challenges inherent in each;
  • Understanding the limitations of traditional risk and needs assessment tools for sex offenders;
  • Identifying and defining the available approaches and instruments used to effectively assess and evaluate sex offenders;
  • Distinguishing between effective and ineffective risk assessment tools;
  • And identifying ... Read More

1 DVD (165 min.)
1997
Document 014171
An Overview of Sex Offender Community Notification Practices: Policy Implications and Promising Approaches
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Community notification laws are currently in place in 47 states. This brief offers up-to-date information to inform citizens, state and local leaders, and criminal justice professionals about these procedures and what the research suggests about their effectiveness. It addresses the benefits and limitations of these laws and examines their impact on communities, offenders, and victims.... Read More
PDF
8 p.
1997
Document 014398
Sexually Violent Offender Legislation
By Nelson, Keith O.. National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Results of a survey to determine states which have statutes providing for civil commitment of convicted sex offenders upon their release indicate that 19 have no current, pending, or previously introduced statutes. The remaining respondents report statutes with varying requirements and procedures. The author suggests ways in which the National Institute of Corrections could assist with risk assessment instruments.... Read More
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10 p.
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