Poster or Presentation Title

An Analysis of the Sex Offender Registry: Compliant and Non-Compliant Sex Offenders

Presenter Information

Jordan CindrickFollow

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2017

End Date

April 2017

Department

Criminology

Abstract

In the United States, it is required that all States abide by federal legislation in terms of the Sex Offender Registry. Specifically, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is an individual's responsibility to register if they have been convicted of a sex crime. However, not all individuals comply with this registry. This study involved the use of secondary data taken directly from Virginia's Sex Offender Registry in a retrospective design. The researcher selected three zip codes within Central Virginia and utilized the Sex Offender Registry with over 150 convicted offenders to determine general case characteristics of those offenders who failed to register and those offenders who complied with the legal requirement.

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Dr. Kim McCabe

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An Analysis of the Sex Offender Registry: Compliant and Non-Compliant Sex Offenders

In the United States, it is required that all States abide by federal legislation in terms of the Sex Offender Registry. Specifically, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is an individual's responsibility to register if they have been convicted of a sex crime. However, not all individuals comply with this registry. This study involved the use of secondary data taken directly from Virginia's Sex Offender Registry in a retrospective design. The researcher selected three zip codes within Central Virginia and utilized the Sex Offender Registry with over 150 convicted offenders to determine general case characteristics of those offenders who failed to register and those offenders who complied with the legal requirement.