Restricting Sex Offender Residences Policy Implications

Levenson, Jill S.
March 2009
Human Rights;Spring2009, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p21
The article offers an evaluation to the applicability of providing restrictions to residences of sex offenders in the U.S. It notes the impact of the laws passed by various states preventing registered sex offenders from residing within specified distance of schools, parks, and day care centers, which relates to the increase in homelessness among sex offenders who have undergone difficulty in finding compliant housing. It mentions a review of the research regarding the effectiveness of these laws in achieving their goals.


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