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Sex Offender Registration and Notification Policies: Summary and Assessment of Research on Claimed Impacts to Registered Offenders

This report from the Federal Research Division at the Library of Congress evaluates research studying federal, state and local sex offender registration and notification laws’ impacts on convicted sex offenders. It provides an analysis of 24 peer-reviewed research studies, a doctoral dissertation, a federal report and a nongovernmental organization publication. Analysis includes an examination of the methodological rigor of all 27 publications.

 

Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act: Implementation Challenges for States — Summary and Assessment of Research

This report from the Federal Research Division at the Library of Congress analyzes the efforts of all 50 states to implement the standards and requirements detailed in the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). It also provides an analysis of 10 publications — seven peer-reviewed research studies and three essays — on the legislative, fiscal and operational challenges states reportedly experience in these efforts to implement the act. Analysis includes an examination of the methodological rigor of all 10 publications.

 

Information Sharing and the Role of Sex Offender Registration and Notification, Final Technical Report

This report offers a comprehensive analysis of the progress that has been made in implementing the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) since 2006. It provides data and insights for continuing to refine federal and state policies on sex offender registration and notification. Charting the evolution of registration and notification systems as information-sharing tools, the report details significant progress made toward SORNA objectives such as interjurisdictional consistency and information exchange.

 

Date Created: October 19, 2020