ERIC Number: EJ882095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
Family Experiences of Young Adult Sex Offender Registration
Comartin, Erin B.; Kernsmith, Poco D.; Miles, Bart W.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v19 n2 p204-225 2010
Since 1994, policies have been instituted throughout the United States that require sex offenders to register their personal information with law enforcement officials (Jacob Wetterling Crimes against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Program, 1994). With the passage of additional laws, this information is now available to the public via the Internet or a request to a police department. These laws have brought about consequences for both the registrants and for members of their families. A focus group was held with four mothers who have sons listed on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry. Psychological and social consequences of registration were found and policy implications are discussed.
Descriptors: Prevention, Police, Focus Groups, Young Adults, Law Enforcement, Public Policy, Criminals, Sexual Abuse, Disclosure, Records (Forms), Laws, Internet, Information Sources, Family (Sociological Unit), Mothers, Sons, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Disturbances, Recidivism, Juvenile Justice
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan