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May 2007

Research Bulletin: Sex Offender Populations, Recidivism and Actuarial Assessment

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The purpose of this bulletin is to summarize the research on sex offender recidivism rates, and to provide an overview of the availability, validity and usefulness of actuarial risk assessment instruments specific to sex offenders.
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January 2007

Assessing the Risk of Sexual Offenders on Community Supervision: The Dynamic Supervision Project

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This study analyzed 997 sexual offenders in sixteen Canadian jurisdictions and 2 American states (Iowa and Alaska) for risk assessment methodologies.
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December 2006

The Three 'R's of Reentry: Reparative Justice, Relationships, Responsibility

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Currently there is a significant amount of attention focused on the large number of offenders who are being released from prison to communities across the country. Leadership and support from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs have created opportunities to discuss, plan and implement new strategies to more effectively deal with offenders who are going home.
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July 2006

Statement from a Transgender Woman Prisoner in California

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This document includes a testimonial submitted by a transgender woman serving a life sentence in California on her experiences of sexual assault in prison and the systems that fail to keep her safe. It also includes statistical information based on letters received by Stop Prison Rape, an organization dedicated to ending sexual assaults in the prison system.
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June 2006

Sex Offender Recidivism in Missouri and Community Correction Options

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There has been substantial public scrutiny over the release of sex offenders to the community, predominantly for individuals who have assaulted young children. The vast majority of sex offenders, however, will be returned to the community following incarceration. Understanding the recidivism patterns of sex offenders and successful community corrections options are one step in developing effective sentencing and correctional policies.
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January 2005

Child-Pornography Possessors Arrested in Internet-Related Crimes: Findings from the National Juvenile Online Victimization Study

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"The goals of the National Juvenile Online Victimization Study were to survey law-enforcement agencies within the United States to count arrests for internet-related sex crimes committed against minors and describe the characteristics of offenders, the crimes they committed, and their victims. This report focuses on a representative national sample of arrested offenders who possessed child pornography."& The report includes major findings and conclusions from this sample as well as recommendations and resources for law-enforcement and prosecutors."
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March 2004

Narrative Art and Incarcerated Abused Women

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This article describes an alternative arts program for abused women in prison which could be adapted to fit any service setting.
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January 2004

Sex Offender Recidivism: A Simple Question

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This study examines sexual recidivism, as expressed by new charges or convictions for sexual offenses, using the data from 10 follow-up studies of adult male sexual offenders (combined sample of 4,724). Results indicated that most sexual offenders do not re-offend sexually, that first-time sexual offenders are significantly less likely to sexually re-offend than those with previous sexual convictions, and that offenders over the age of 50 are less likely to re-offend than younger offenders.
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January 2004

No Refuge Here: A First Look at Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention

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"This report calls attention to the problem of sexual abuse in immigration detention centers in the United States, focusing on three central issues: (1) the considerable and troubling reported record of sexual abuse of detainees, (2) the lack of substantive policies and procedures in place to address such abuse, and (3) immigration officials' refusal to allow independent monitoring of conditions for detainees.& Through this report, Stop Prisoner Rape calls on U.S.
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June 2003

Policy Recommendations Regarding LGBT People in California Prisons

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This list of recommendations for helping to keep LGBTQ prisoners safe while incarcerated are specific to the California prison system, however many of these suggestions could be universally adapted to ensure safer incarceration.
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January 2002

The Effects of Prison Sentences and Intermediate Sanctions on Recidivism: General Effects and Individual Differences

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This examination of nearly half a million criminal offenders concludes that prisons and intermediate sanctions should not be used on their own with the expectation that they will reduce criminal behavior.
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May 2001

Recidivism of Sex Offenders

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This resource summarizes research on the re-offense rates of sex offenders and explores issues in defining recidivism. It focuses primarily on adult male offenders, describing factors and conditions that appear to be associated with reduced sexual offending.