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Sexual Violence: Perpetration

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This report discusses research and knowledge on sexual abusers and sex offenders, including the history of public knowledge around child sexual abuse. It includes information on preventing child sexual abuse through evidence-based and community informed sex offender policy.
Authors: Joan Tabachnick and Alisa Klein
October 2010
This report includes findings on effectiveness of supervision and increased efforts to monitor sex offenders using GPS technology.
Authors: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
September 2010
This report of research evaluates the sex offender registry and notification policy in South Carolina. Research suggests mixed results on effectiveness for deterrence.
Authors: Elizabeth J. Letourneau, Ph.D., Jill S. Levenson, Ph.D., Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., Debajyoti Sinha, Ph.D., and Kevin S. Armstrong
Summer 2009
This article explores controversies regarding sexual offender treatment effectiveness.
Authors: The Forum, Newsletter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
June 2009
The program was designed to transition younger, high-risk, violent offenders into the community. This interim report outlines the research design and provides 18-month recidivism rates for program participants.
Authors: Elizabeth Drake
June 2009
The Washington State Institute for Public Policy was asked by the Sex Offender Policy Board to evaluate the effectiveness of sex offender registration and community notification laws on reducing crime.
Authors: Elizabeth Drake and Steve Aos
December 2008
This federally-funded study investigated the overall effect of Megan’s Law on sexual offending over time, specific deterrence, and costs of the law.
Authors: Kristen Zgoba, Philip Witt, Melissa Dalessandro and Bonita Veysey
This paper reviews policies and practices regarding assessment of sex offenders for risk of re-offense among public agencies and private treatment providers in Washington State.
Authors: Washington State Institute for Public Policy
This article describes how sex offender registration and notification affect the frequency and incidence of offenses and checks for change in police response to reported crimes.
Authors: J.J. Prescott and Jonah E. Rockof
This report attempts to address these issues by providing an overview and analysis of existing treatment and reentry practices for sex offenders who are involved with the criminal justice system.
Authors: Vera Institute of Justice