A PARTIAL FIX OF A BROKEN GUIDELINE

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A Meta-Analysis of Recidivism Studies

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Collateral Consequences

CCRC scholarship round-up – August 2019 This article is a comprehensive list of recent scholarly studies. The main topics covered are: Legal collateral consequences Collateral consequences and criminal procedure Sex offender registration laws Informal collateral consequences Criminal records, expungement, sealing, and other relief mechanisms The following excerpt is the introduction to the listing of these scholastic studies and reports. Of note are two academic reports pertaining to sex...

Pell Grants for Prisoners

Should the decades old ban on Pell Grants for Prisoners be lifted? New study says yes. From the Vera Institute of Justice joint report on the benefits of educational opportunities for people while incarcerated in the U.S.: Increase employment rates among formerly incarcerated students by 10 percent, on average; combined earnings among all formerly incarcerated people would increase by $45.3 million during the first year of release alone;Provide...

Challenging Views on Sex Offender Laws

Master Thesis by Fresno State student Studied California Sex Offender Laws and Student Attitudes He surveyed more than 400 students on campus in spring 2018 to test whether their attitude on sex offender laws could be changed by providing expert information on current law and what experts view as better solutions than the lifetime registry, such as prevention and rehabilitation. "It was three different things that we tried...

1 in 5 Adults on Probation or Parole in the U.S.

[caption id="attachment_976" align="alignleft" width="195"] Click image to go to this article.[/caption] Better strategies can cut that rate while protecting public safety, decreasing drug misuse, and reducing incarceration More than a decade ago, policymakers around the country seeking to protect public safety, improve accountability, and save taxpayer dollars initiated a wave of bipartisan reforms that has reduced the number of people behind bars in many states. Because of their...

How Safe Are Trick-or-Treaters?

An Analysis of Child Sexual Assaults on Halloween [caption id="attachment_832" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click Image to read PDF[/caption] In this 12-page analysis of the statistics reported (Click Here to read PDF) on sexual abuse crimes committed on Halloween, published by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Read how there is little if any evidence backing up harsh Halloween restrictions of RSO.

Where Sex Offender Registration Laws Miss the Point

Rose, Justin P. (2017) "Where Sex Offender Registration Laws Miss the Point: Why a Return to an Individualized Approach and a Restoration of Judicial Discretion in Sentencing Will Better Serve the Governmental Goals of Registration and Protect Individual Liberties from Unnecessary Encroachments," Mitchell Hamline Law Journal of Public Policy and Practice: Vol. 38, Article 2. Where Sex Offender Registration Laws Miss the Point_ Why a Return

Sex offender laws – Journalist Resources

Check out these resources used by journalist on the topic of sex offender laws, registries, and policy questions. Click the following link for an example of the resources available: “Sex Offender Laws in the United States: Smart Policy or Disproportionate Sanctions?”   [caption id="attachment_645" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Sex offender laws, registries and policy questions: Research roundup[/caption] Sex offender laws, registries and policy questions: Research roundup

Grand Challenge – Social Worker’s CTA

Link to the study: 2016-Grand-Challenge-Registry-Reform [caption id="attachment_562" align="alignleft" width="300"] Homeless[/caption] In this report by prominent social work scholars, we learn some of the failures of the current state of and future expansions to National SORN laws. They have not lived up to their claim to increasing public safety and in fact have contributed to less public safety on a few levels, according to the research into the effectiveness of...

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