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NCJ Number: NCJ 236971     Find in a Library
Title: Sex Offenders in the Community: Enforcement and Prevention Strategies for Law Enforcement
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2007
Page Count: 56
  Annotation: This guidebook intends to assist in filling operational gaps and providing examples of how various law enforcement agencies across the Nation use strategies to better safeguard communities from sex offenders.
Abstract: First, it provides an overview of the sex offender population, followed by descriptions of law enforcement prevention and enforcements strategies. Examples are featured from jurisdictions across the country. The examples cited include law enforcement activities that inform the community of the presence of registered sex offenders; verification of compliance with registration laws; locating noncompliant or absconded offenders; investigating violations of aforementioned laws and new sex offenses; responding to victims of sex crimes; and educating the community about personal safety precautions and crime-prevention activities. Volunteers play a significant role in some jurisdictions in enhancing law enforcement’s ability to monitor and track sex offenders in the community. Many State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies are struggling to address a variety of policy and operational issues that include, but are not limited to tracking convicted sex offenders not under formal/community supervision; compiling and collecting key information and documents for comprehensive investigations; and responding effectively to community fears and concerns about sex offenders. Key policy and procedural issues that impact all levels of law enforcement have emerged. These pertain to residency restrictions for registered sex offenders, homeless sex offenders, and interstate movement of sex offenders. A listing of resources and reference materials, and sample forms and documents used in sex offender management in the community
Main Term(s): Corrections management
Index Term(s): Police responsibilities ; Community-based corrections (adult) ; Community-based corrections (juvenile) ; Sex offenders ; Police crime-prevention ; Sex offender profiles ; Sex Offender Registration/Registries ; BJA grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2006-WP-BX-K005
Sale Source: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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