Vol. 5, No. 2; December 2017 (abstract 2)

Punishment beyond Incarceration: The Negative Effects of Sex Offender Registration and Restrictions
Paige Reed

This study aimed to systematically review the current literature available on the sex offender registration and restrictions. Topics include the sex offender registry, internet and employment restrictions, residency restrictions, and chemical and surgical castration. The collateral consequences of sex offender registration and restrictions were examined. The study concluded that while the sex offender registry and other sex offender restrictions serve the purpose of deterrence and public safety, they may be flawed. The effectiveness of sex offender rehabilitation was included to show its‟ effect on recidivism rates. Implications of the current policy were discussed. Suggestions for future policy and research were outlined.

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