The Iowa Sex Offender Registry and Recidivism, 2000

(2000) The Iowa Sex Offender Registry and Recidivism, 2000. Human Rights, Department of

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Abstract

The Iowa Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP) received funding through the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) State Justice Statistics (SJS) Program for the purpose of collection and analysis of data related to implementation of the Iowa Sex Offender Registry. The research had two specific goals: · To enhance understanding of the State’s Sex Offender Registry through collection and analysis of data on sex offenders before and after the Registry’s implementation. · To develop and validate a unique Iowa Sex Offender Risk Assessment tool to assist in identifying those offenders who constitute the highest risk to re-offend. Few studies have addressed the impact of a Sex Offender Registry program on recidivism rates or other variables. It was the purpose of this first study to examine and compare two groups of individuals to determine what effect, if any, the requirement to register as a sex offender had on recidivism rates over a 3-4 year period.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Crime Prevention, CJJP, Juvenile, Justice, Youth
Subjects: Laws and regulations
Law enforcement and courts > Crime > Crime statistics
Law enforcement and courts > Crime
Law enforcement and courts > Juvenile justice and rehabilitation
ID Code: 1516
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 05 Aug 2004
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2004
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/1516

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