Brian Root, quantitative analyst in the US Program, helped analyze the data and assess the impact of the laws on registrants. Yet research on the effectiveness of residency restrictions imposed on adult sex offenders offers no indication that these laws achieve their intended goals of preventing abuse, protecting children, or reducing reoffending.
Even when registration is limited in duration, youth offender registrants can experience severe difficulties and high costs in purging their information from the registry. In many states, the sentence for a single offense of failure to register can be as long as 10 years in prison, and in two states—Louisiana and Nebraska—the sentence for a second failure-to-register conviction is 20 years imprisonment.
LarkinsNo. See generally In re WentworthN. These include not only differences in cognitive capacity, which affect their culpability, but also differences in their amenability to rehabilitation, in the nature of their sexual behaviors and offenses and in the likelihood that they will reoffend.
Among the youth offenders and family members of 15 additional youth offenders interviewed for this report, most people, or The form states that this person may be, for example, a roommate, employer, family member, spouse, significant other, pastor, sponsor, or friend. In Broward County Commissioners appointed a task force in an effort to research and anticipate the possible outcomes of increased residency restrictions.