The impact of community notification on the management of sex offenders in the community : an Australian perspective

Whitting, Laura, Day, Andrew and Powell, Martine 2014, The impact of community notification on the management of sex offenders in the community : an Australian perspective, Australian and New Zealand journal of criminology, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 240-258, doi: 10.1177/0004865813503349.

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Title The impact of community notification on the management of sex offenders in the community : an Australian perspective
Author(s) Whitting, Laura
Day, Andrew
Powell, MartineORCID iD for Powell, Martine orcid.org/0000-0001-5092-1308
Journal name Australian and New Zealand journal of criminology
Volume number 47
Issue number 2
Start page 240
End page 258
Total pages 19
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2014
ISSN 0004-8658
1837-9273
Keyword(s) community disclosure
community notification
Megan’s Law
public disclosure
Sarah's Law
sex offender
Summary Western Australia recently passed legislation that allows information about convicted sex offenders to be disclosed to the general public. After critically appraising the rationale behind community notification, this paper considers its impact on offenders’ reintegration into the community and their subsequent risk of reoffending, its potential deterrent effect and usefulness as a management tool, and implementation issues. This discussion identifies several factors that potentially moderate the effectiveness of community notification schemes and some directions for future research and the development of policy and practices in this area.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/0004865813503349
Field of Research 170104 Forensic Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 940403 Criminal Justice
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Sage Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30064516

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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