But the law does not prevent states from setting longer registration requirements. Walter D. Canberra: Author. Sex offender risk assessment: A cautionary note regarding measures attempting to quantify violence risk. Public identification as someone who committed a sex offense leads to a host of problems that are described throughout this report and are detailed as well below.
Jim lives in a small home his parents bought him. The looks on their faces are hard to read. But the high recidivism rates I assumed to be true do not exist. According to H.
Developing a unique risk of violence tool for Australian Indigenous offenders. Federal and state community notification laws give the public easy access to significant information about registrants. Moreover, having regard to the admissions made under cross-examination that the tools were not devised for and do not necessarily take account of the social circumstances of indigenous Australians in remote communities, I harbour grave reservations as to whether a person of the respondent's background can be easily fitted within the categories of appraisal presently allowed for by the assessment tools.
Unnecessarily expansive community notification laws especially when combined with residency restrictions, described in the next chapter may drive more and more offenders underground, away from supportive services like sex offender treatment, and away from the supervision and monitoring of law enforcement.
Australian Psychologist37 3— Being publicly identified through online registries as a sex offender restricts employment in several ways. London, UK: Routledge.
But registration is not limited to offenders who pose a significant risk of committing another serious crime. A study on citizen attitudes toward sex offender laws found that notification actually increased some residents' anxiety because information about offenders was not accompanied by information about how to protect oneself or one's children from assault.
Former offenders considered low-risk for reoffending, on the basis of individual assessment, should not be required to register.