Abstract - This is an ongoing initiative scheduled to last 18 months (3 phases). This project will culminate into the first study of its kind in the USA to assess the empirical efficacy of New Jersey's Megan's Law. Through collaboration with the New Jersey State Police, the Prosecutor's Megan's Law unit, Associates in Psychological Services and Rutgers University, the study will assess the prevalence rates of sex offense arrest preceding and subsequent to the initiation of the Megan's Law legislation. Since there are few outcome studies on Megan's Law, there is an untested directive on how effective the law is in reducing sex offenses and re-arrests for sex offenses. This initiative is funded in full by a research grant from the National Institute of Justice.
- The Research and Evaluation Unit, along with various members of the Departmental Research Review Board (DRRB), also evaluates external research proposals for potential approval. Internal Management Research Procedure Process
- NJ Department of Corrections Departmental Research Review Board (DRRB) application
- NJ DOC DRRB Researcher Checklist
- Furthermore, the "Internship in Criminal Justice and Corrections Research," which is coordinated and maintained by the Supervisor of the Research and Evaluation Unit in conjunction with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, www.rutgers.edu, has provided internship opportunities to Rutgers University Honor Students since 2004.