Sex Offender Residence Restrictions: Sensible Crime Policy or Flawed Logic?
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.
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Levenson, J. S., Zgoba, K. M., & Tewksbury, R. (2007). Sex offender residence restrictions: Sensible policy or flawed logic? Federal Probation, 71(3), 2-9.