Sexual Offender Laws and Prevention of Sexual Violence or Recidivism
Author(s)Bonnar-Kidd, Kelly K.
KeywordsHealth Policy and Ethics
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AbstractSexual violence is a significant public health problem in the United States. In an effort to decrease the incidence of sexual assault, legislators have passed regulatory laws aimed at reducing recidivism among convicted sexual offenders. As a result, sex offenders living in the United States are bound by multiple policies, including registration, community notification, monitoring via a global positioning system, civil commitment, and residency, loitering, and Internet restrictions.