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"Many municipalities have recently extended residence restrictions for sex offenders beyond the provisions of state law, although the efficacy of these measures in reducing recidivism has not been empirically established. This study used arrest histories in Jacksonville, Florida, to assess the effects of a recently expanded municipal 2,500-foot residence restriction ordinance on sex crimes and sex offense recidivism. Using a quasiexperimental design, pre- and posttest measures of recidivism were compared, and no significant differences in citywide sex crimes or recidivist sex crimes were found. In addition, time-series analysis revealed no significant differences in sex crime trends over time when compared with nonsex crimes from the same offender sample. After controlling for several demographic factors, individual-level multivariate results indicate that the timing of the residence restriction policy was not associated with a meaningful change in sex crime arrests or sex offender recidivism after the policy implementation date, suggesting that the residence restriction did not achieve its intended goal of reducing recidivism."
-Matt R. Nobles, Jill S. Levenson, and Tasha J. Youstin, concerning, "Effectiveness of Residence Restrictions in Preventing Sex Offense R...," published in Crime and Delinquency.
Hi Nataile its Wayne here from the UK forgive my ignorance i left school with no qualifications and i have served time in the uk for a sex offence. I and many others in my position question why so,s are treated in such a draconian way,we to want to be accepted back into the comunity but it seems we have no one of your nature and experience to argue our case.I no i shall never be cured but neither will other serious offenders we want to be given the chance to prove our worth but No one is prepared to entertain that thought so what do we do,we are treated like lepers and need some support but have none.