Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Justice PervertedSex Offense Law, Psychology, and Public Policy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Charles Patrick Ewing

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199732678

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732678.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 25 June 2019

Sex Offender Registration, Notification, and Restriction Laws

Sex Offender Registration, Notification, and Restriction Laws

(p.69) 2 Sex Offender Registration, Notification, and Restriction Laws
Justice Perverted

Charles Patrick Ewing

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines sex offender registration, notification, and restriction laws. It begins by looking at the historical roots of these laws—now long-defunct efforts by a number of states to monitor the whereabouts of convicted sex offenders. It also traces the legislative and judicial history of these laws from 1990 to the present, and examines this body of law in light of empirical data regarding sex offender recidivism and the deterrent efficacy of sex offender registration, public notification, and restrictions on where convicted sex offenders may live, work, or travel. Finally, the chapter details and then weighs the economic and other costs and benefits of these laws.

Keywords:   sex offenders, sex offenses, sex offender registries, sex offender registration law, recidivism, deterrent, public notification

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .