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Sex Offender Residency Restrictions: Implementation and Impact June 19, 2008: 1 pm – 3 pm (EDT)
~Online event. Registration required, and free of charge.~
This event is the first of four in the Series on Sexual Violence, sponsored by the Government Innovators Network and the National Institute of Justice. Additional event topics include sexual assault on college campuses, sexual violence and evidence collection, and a discussion about international policy. Ample time will be allocated for audience Q&A.
Those who register for this event will be notified as subsequent events are scheduled (approximately one per month through September).
Numerous states and hundreds of municipalities have laws restricting the location of a convicted sex offender's residence. Little is known about the effectiveness of these restrictions. Do they keep children safer or give a false sense of safety?
Some people suggest these laws are driven by media attention to a few cases. Others believe they are not grounded in research. What do we know about the effectiveness and impact of these laws? What are the practical aspects of implementing such laws?
This event will examine facts of residency restrictions, research about the types of offenders, lack of research about effectiveness, the use of crime mapping and the practical considerations required when implementing these restrictions. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Jill Levenson, Associate Professor and Human Services Department Chair at Lynn University. The panel includes:
- Julie Wartell - Crime Analysis Administrator, Office of the District Attorney, San Diego County
- Timothy Hart - Director, Nevada's Center for the Analysis of Crime Statistics (CACS), University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Kristen Zgoba - Supervisor of Research & Evaluation, New Jersey Department of Corrections in collaboration with Rutgers University
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