Publication Title

Sex Offender Residence Restrictions: Sensible Crime Policy or Flawed Logic?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2007

Abstract

The article explores the efficacy of the residency restrictions imposed on sexual predators. The Jacob Wetterling Act, a law passed by the U.S. Congress in 1994 to protect the public, requires the compliance of sexually violent offenders to the registration requirements. It was amended in 1996 by Megans Law that allows public disclosure to the registry information. Housing restrictions have been enacted that prohibit sex offenders from residing within 1,000 to 2,000 feet where children usually converge.

Publication

Federal Probation

Volume

71

Issue

3

Pages

2-9

Department

College of Arts and Sciences

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