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Here is a bibliography of studies, reports, web sites etc. dealing with sexual offenders:
The following link is for a recent report by the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission on reforms to sex offender laws. It is similar to reforms proposed by the Ohio Criminal Justice Recodification Committee.
The following link is a ACLU study which makes recommendations for reforms that are consistent and applicable to the sexual offender reforms, particularly in terms of sentencing and limiting collateral consequences.
The following link is to a paper questioning the effectiveness of earlier sexual offender laws, Since passage of the Adam Walsh Act, this problem has grown even more severe.
The following link is a CATO institute report. Even this conservative leaning think tank is questioning these laws.
The following link is commentary on the problems with sex offender registries.
The following link is more commentary on the problems with sex offender registries.
The following link is a analysis of sex offender laws by the Economist magazine.
The following study describes the negative consequences of sex offender residence restriction laws
The following link is to another advocacy group RSOL partners with for reform of sexual offender laws.
The following is a link to a Human Rights Watch study on sex offender laws.
The following link is a study by the Federal Sentencing Commission on punishment for child pornography
The following FOX News link is a balanced review of child pornography sentencing laws.
The following link is a Huffington Post article on Sex Offenders: Recidivism, Re-Entry Policy and Facts
The following link is an analysis of state residency restrictions for sex offenders.
The following link is to Women Against Registry, an advocacy group against sexual offender registries
The following link is to The Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM) is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that supports state and local jurisdictions in the effective management of sex offenders.
The following link is to an article at Corrections.com on Facts and Fiction about Sex Offenders.
The following link is to a Politifact Ohio analysis of a statement by The Ohio Public Defenders Office “The sex-offender registry has been around for a long time, and the research that’s out there says that it has no positive impact on the public safety.” It found this statement MOSTLY TRUE.
The following link is to Association For The Treatment Of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) an international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse.
The following link is to a Cleveland Plain Dealer editorial critical of Sex Offender Registries.