skip navigation

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

  NCJ Number: NCJ 177621   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Summary of State Sex Offender Registries: Automation and Operation, 1998
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Virginia B. Baldau
  Date Published: 08/1999
  Page Count: 112
  Annotation: This report summarizes state sex offender registries, their automation and operation as of 1998.
  Abstract: Each State Summary presents information on the agency or agencies responsible for the management and operation of the sex offender registry, on registry legislation and registration requirements, on the level of automation of the registry database and its digital storage and transmission capabilities and summary data on registry operation and dissemination practices. Summary findings include: (1) Extent of Centralized Sex Offender Registries; (2) Participation in the FBI’s Interim Sex Offender Registry; (3) Organizational Location; (4) Size of the Sex Offender Registries; (5) Level of Registry Automation; (6) Initial Registration and Reregistration; and (7) Dissemination of Registry Information. The report suggests that research could be useful in the following areas: descriptive statistics on who is in the registries; similar statistics on offenders mandated to register but not in the registry; analyses of compliance rates with both annual and 90-day reregistration and address verification requirements; case studies of techniques being developed to respond to noncompliance, including the use of emerging “noncompliance enforcement units”; and analyses of the procedures, time and costs involved in various approaches to conducting offender risk assessments. Appendixes
  Main Term(s): Statistics
  Index Term(s): State laws ; Automation ; Data analysis ; Data collection ; Sex offenders ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Computerized document collections ; Databases ; Sex Offender Registration/Registries ; Sexual assault statistics
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.