Participate in Survey on Impact of Registry

Dr. Danielle J.S. Bailey, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at Tyler and her colleague, Dr. Jennifer Klein, are working on a research project that examines the impact of the sex offender registry on registered citizens’ employment experiences and overall economic situations. To collect data, they are using a survey questionnaire that asksContinue reading “Participate in Survey on Impact of Registry”

Did California Suppress Research on Sexually Violent Predators?

Q: What is a Sexually Violent Predator?A: A person unlikely to commit another sex crime. State laws that allow sexually violent predators to be locked up even after they have served their sentences are based on questionable assumptions that they continue to pose a danger to society, according to a study published in the American Criminal LawContinue reading “Did California Suppress Research on Sexually Violent Predators?”

Studies show ex-prisoners would be better off without intense supervision

An interesting report from the Brookings Institution: Two-thirds of those released from prison are re-arrested within three years. This incarceration cycle hurts families and communities—and also costs a lot of money. Governments and nonprofits have tried many programs to reduce recidivism, but most are not successful. In a recent review of the literature on prisoner reentry, IContinue reading “Studies show ex-prisoners would be better off without intense supervision”