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Juvenile Registration and Notification Policy Effects: A Multistate Evaluation Project
(NCJ 251494) January 2018
Grant, 52 page(s)
Elizabeth J. Letourneau, Jeffery Sandler, Donna Vandiver, Ryan Shields, Reshmi Nair
The goals of this project were to evaluate the impact of juvenile sex offender registration and notification policies on first-time sexual offenses (general deterrence), sexual and violent recidivism offenses (specific deterrence), and juvenile case processing including case dismissals, diversions and plea bargains. The report evaluates the general deterrent effects of six states' juvenile registration policies: Oregon, Maryland, Idaho, South Carolina, Utah and Virginia. In no case was any state's policy associated with a general deterrent effect. Findings related to the remaining goals are not yet available but the researchers continue to pursue the remaining goals of this project.