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NCJ Number: NCJ 177620     Find in a Library
Title: Summary of State Sex Offender Registry Dissemination Procedures
Author(s): Devon B. Adams
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 08/1999
Page Count: 8
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Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fact sheet summarizes State procedures, including use of the Internet, for disseminating sex offender registry information to criminal justice agencies, schools and other youth-serving organizations, and the general public.
Abstract: Information supplied in this report reflects conditions as of May 1, 1999. It updates the "Dissemination of Sex Offender Registry Data" section of the Summary of State Sex Offender Registries: Automation and Operation 1998. The Acrobat file version of the fact sheet includes working links to registry websites. The discussion notes that more than two-thirds of the States indicated full or partial electronic dissemination of State Sex Offender Registry (SOR) information to local law enforcement or other agencies responsible for offender supervision. More than half of all States have or plan to have an Internet site devoted to some aspect of SOR. Four States have sex offender information hotlines. More than 60 percent of the States reported that citizens may make requests to receive information on a specific offender or list of offenders or may view the registry at the discretion of local law enforcement agencies. Litigation has limited public dissemination of some or all individual sex offender information in at least four States. Chart presenting State-by-state summaries
Main Term(s): Offender statistics
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations ; Public information ; Telecommunications ; Sex offenders ; Information dissemination ; State-by-state analyses ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Sex Offender Registration/Registries
Note: BJS Fact Sheet
   
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