The impact of community notification on the management of sex offenders in the community: an Australian perspective

Whitting, Laura, Day, Andrew, and Powell, Martine (2014) The impact of community notification on the management of sex offenders in the community: an Australian perspective. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 47 (2). pp. 240-258.

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Abstract

Western Australia recently passed legislation that allows information about convicted sex offenders to be disclosed to the general public. After critically appraising the rationale behind community notification, this paper considers its impact on offenders' reintegration into the community and their subsequent risk of reoffending, its potential deterrent effect and usefulness as a management tool, and implementation issues. This discussion identifies several factors that potentially moderate the effectiveness of community notification schemes and some directions for future research and the development of policy and practices in this area.

Item ID: 47183
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1837-9273
Keywords: community disclosure, community notification, Megan's Law, public disclosure, Sarah's Law, sex offender
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 07:50
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940402 Crime Prevention @ 100%
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