I originally had this on my blog, but cannot seem to find it anymore, so I am reposting it.
This 146-page report is the first comprehensive study of US sex offender policies, their public safety impact, and the effect they have on former offenders and their families. During two years of investigation for this report, Human Rights Watch researchers conducted over 200 interviews with victims of sexual violence and their relatives, former offenders, law enforcement and government officials, treatment providers, researchers, and child safety advocates.
- No Easy Answers
- Sexual Violence in the United States
- Sex Offender Registration Laws
- Public Access to Information on Sex Offenders
- Sex Offender Laws and Child Offenders
- Consequences of Registration and Community Notification Laws for Registrants and Their Loved Ones
- Residency Restriction Laws
- Human Rights and Sex Offender Laws
- Sex Offender Laws May Do More Harm Than Good
- Interview with Patty Wetterling - June 27, 2008 - From the book "Sex Offender Laws: Failed Policies, New Directions"