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Document 027270
Raised on the Registry: The Irreparable Harm of Placing Children on Sex Offender Registries in the US
Human Rights Watch (New York, NY).
“This report challenges the view that registration laws and related restrictions are an appropriate response to sex offenses committed by children. Even acknowledging the considerable harm that youth offenders can cause, these requirements operate as, in effect, continued punishment of the offender … And contrary to common public perceptions, the empirical evidence suggests that putting youth offenders on registries does not advance community safety—including because it overburdens law enforceme... Read More
116 pages
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
4 pages
Document 026646
Juvenile Sex Offenders: Locked Up for Life?
By Michels, Scott. Kennesaw State University. Center for Sustainable Journalism. Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JIIE) (Kennesaw, GA).
In this article, "[m]edical experts raise questions about indefinite civil commitment for troubled youths." Topics addressed include: whether juvenile sex offenders are really the 'worst of the worst'; mandatory registration; the risk of re-offending being in flux'it can change quickly as the youth age; finding treatment; the case of Pennsylvania, the only state with a civil commitment program for juvenile sex offenders who age out of the juvenile justice system; and the recklessness of applyin... Read More
10 pages
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
10 pages
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
254 pages
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
96 p.
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
43 p.
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