New Study on Post-Release Regulations and Sex Offender Recidivism

A new study in the Connecticut Law Review looks at the effectiveness of post-release regulations in reducing sex offender recidivism. The report is authored by University of Michigan Law Professor J.J. Prescott.Abstract:  The purported purpose of sex offender post-release regulations (e.g., community notification and residency restrictions) is the reduction of sex offender recidivism. On their face, […]

Report: Registries may increase recidivism rates

A report by University of Michigan Law School professor J.J. Prescott examines the effect sex offender registration and notification laws have of the incidence of sexual assault. Prescott’s analysis finds that registration may reduce the number of sex offenses. However, that reduction is limited to friends and neighbors, and the increased recidivism rates due to […]