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ERIC Number: EJ863435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Sanctions for Sex Offenders: Fear and Public Policy
Comartin, Erin B.; Kernsmith, Poco D.; Kernsmith, Roger M.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v48 n7 p605-619 2009
This study investigated public attitudes regarding sex offender sanctions through telephone surveys (n = 703). The greatest support was for residency and work restrictions. There was less support for publication of names in a newspaper, curfews, life in prison, and castration. Support for nonsevere sanctions correlated with socioeconomic status, being a parent of a school or preschool aged child, and a fear of sex offenders. Support for severe punishments for sex offenders positively correlated with fear and being a parent of a preschool-aged child. Education and income were negatively correlated with both severe and non-severe sanctions for offenders. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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