Criminal Justice Officials' Views of Sex Offenders, Sex Offender Registration, Community Notification, and Residency Restrictions
Abbreviated Journal Title
Justice Syst. J.
CATSO; sex offender law; registration; sex offender; residency; restriction; notification; PERCEPTIONS; EXPERIENCES; ATTITUDES; NEIGHBORHOOD; AWARENESS; IMPACT; Law
Despite widespread media attention, research efforts, and political support, there is relatively little known about how individuals who are employed in the criminal justice system perceive the fairness, efficacy, and scope of policies aimed at sex offenders. The present study considers the attitudes and beliefs toward sex offenders and sex offender laws, including registration, community notification, and residency restrictions, held by a diverse sample of criminal justice officials who represent all three major components of the criminal justice system. Findings reveal that variation exists among types of criminal justice officials with respect to their perspectives on sex offenders, and most criminal justice officials endorse the implementation and enforcement of current sex offender laws, despite having doubts about their efficacy.
Justice System Journal
"Criminal Justice Officials' Views of Sex Offenders, Sex Offender Registration, Community Notification, and Residency Restrictions" (2015). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6715.