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NCJ Number: 157645 Find in a Library
Title: Findings From the Community Protection Research Project: A Chartbook, Fourth Edition
Author(s): J C Miller; R Lieb
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 56
Sponsoring Agency: Washington State Institute for Public Policy
Olympia, WA 98504-0999
Sale Source: Washington State Institute for Public Policy
110 Fifth Avenue Southeast
Suite 214
P.O. Box 40999
Olympia, WA 98504-0999
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In 1990, the Washington State Legislature passed the Community Protection Act, a comprehensive set of laws that increase prison terms for adult sex offenders, authorize funds for treating adult and juvenile sex offenders, and provide services for sexual assault victims.
Abstract: The Act imposes a registration requirement on adult and juvenile sex offenders. Those found guilty of a sex offense must register with the local sheriff in their county of residence. In addition, sexually violent predators can be confined in treatment facilities until they are found safe to be released. The legislation also directs the Washington State Institute for Public Policy to evaluate the effectiveness of State-supported programs targeting sex offenders. An evaluation of the Community Protection Act during its first 4 years is presented that focuses on recidivism patterns of sex offenders; adult sex offender sentences, criminal histories, and treatment; juvenile sex offender adjudication, criminal histories, demographics, and treatment; compensation for sexual assault victims; sex offender registration and community notification; and victim services. Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Adult offenders; Juvenile Sex Offenders; Recidivism; Sex offender treatment; Sex offenders; Sexual assault victims; State laws; Victim compensation; Victim services; Washington
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