Books, Studies and Reports: Sex Offenders, Registries, Sexual Abuse, Child Pornography, Teen Sexting and SVP Civil Commitment

  This Page was Last Updated on June 10, 2018

The stars below are based on my personal review after reading the material- Mary Devoy
 -  Very Good  
    -   Extremely Difficult to Follow (Highly Academic) or Duplicate Information that Can be Found in Better Books  

If you can only read one or two books on Sex Crimes, Sex Offenders, Public Registries, Sex Offender Restrictions/Laws, SO Treatment, SO Supervision, Juvenile Sex Offenders, Child Pornography, Teen Sexting or SVP Civil Commitment I’d suggest making your selection from this Top 20 List 

My Top 20’ish List is always evolving, books move up, down and off the list based on my latest reading. At some point the list may become my Top 25. 

If you are truly interested in S.O. issues you don’t have to limit yourself, below the Top 20 List you will find more than 140 additional books to choose from.  - Mary Devoy

1.                 Refining Child Pornography Law: Crime, Language, and Social Consequences (Law, Meaning, and Violence) 
           By Carissa Byrne Hessick, 2016
2.                Protecting Our Kids: How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us
              By Emily Horowitz, 2015
3.                Sex Crime, Offenders, and Society: A Critical Look at Sexual Offending and Policy
              By Christina Mancini, 2013
4.               Sexual Violence: Evidence Based Policy and Prevention
              Edited by Elizabeth L. Jeglic and Cynthia Calkins, 2016
5.                Shaming the Constitution: The Detrimental Results of Sexual Violent Predator Legislation
              By Michael L. Perlin and Heather Ellis Cucolo, 2017
6.               Sex Panic and the Punitive State
              By Roger N. Lancaster, 2011
7.                Justice Perverted: Sex Offense Law, Psychology, and Public Policy
              By Charles Patrick Ewing, 2011
8.               Sex Fiends, Perverts, and Pedophiles: Understanding Sex Crime Policy in America
              By Chrysanthi Leon, 2011
9.               Reconsidering Sex Crimes and Offenders: Prosecution or Persecution?
              By Laura J. Zilney & Lisa A. Zilney, 2013 & 2009
10.            Juvenile Sex Offenders: What the Public Needs to Know
              By Camille Gibson and Donna M. Vandiver, 2008
11.             Sex Offender Laws: Failed Polices, New Directions
                     By Richard Wright, 2014 & 2009
12.            Perverts and Predators: The Making of Sexual Offending Laws
              By Laura J. Zilney & Lisa A. Zilney, 2009
13.            Caught in the Web of the Criminal Justice System: Autism, Developmental Disabilities and Sex Offenses
                      Edited by: Lawrence A. Dubin and Emily Horowitz, 2017
14.            Failure to Protect: America's Sexual Predator Laws and the Rise of the Preventive State
                     By Eric S. Janus, 2009
15.            S.O. The New Scarlet Letters: Sex Offenders, Their Treatment and Our Challenge
By Marilyn Callahan and Tim Buckley, 2018
16.            The Perversion of Youth: Controversies in the Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders
              By Frank DiCataldo, 2009
17.             Sexual Offenses and Offenders: Theory, Practice, and Policy
              By Karen J. Terry, 2012 & 2005
18.            Current Controversies Series: Sex Offenders and Public Policy
           Edited by Lynn Zott, 2007
19.            Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders: Theory, Research, and Realities
                     By Donna Vandiver, Jeremy Braithwaite and Mark Stafford, 2016
20.           The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law: What every parent and professional needs to know
By Tony Attwood, Isabelle Henault and Nick Dubin, 2014
21.            Sex Crime and the Media
                            By Chris Greer, 2012 & 2003

Other Books:
           “Sex Offenders” and Sex Offenses:
·       The Sex Offender Housing Dilemma: Community Activism, Safety, and Social Justice
By Monica Williams, 2018
·       Pedophilia and Sexual Offending Against Children: Theory, Assessment, and Intervention
By Michael Seto, 2018
·       Sexual Offending: A Criminological Perspective (Global Issues in Crime and Justice)
Edited by Patrick Lussier and Eric Beauregard, 2018
·       Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume I: Perceptions (Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society)
Edited by Kieran McCartan and Hazel Kemshall, 2018
·       Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume II: Responses (Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society)
Edited by Kieran McCartan and Hazel Kemshal, 2018
·       Sex Offenders, Stigma, and Social Control (Critical Issues in Crime and Society)
By Diana Rickard, 2018 & 2016 
·       Desistance from Sexual Offending: Narratives of Retirement, Regulation and Recovery (Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society)
By Danielle Arlanda Harris, 2017
·       Sex Offenders: Crime and Processing in the Criminal Justice System (Aspen Criminal Justice)
By Sean Maddan and Lynn Pazzani, 2017
·       Resettlement of Sex Offenders after Custody: Circles of Support and Accountability (Routledge Studies in Crime and Society)
By Terry Thomas and David Thompson, 2017
·       Sexual Offending: Cognition, Emotion and Motivation (Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology)
By Theresa A. Gannon, 2017
·       Restorative Responses to Sexual Violence: Legal, Social and Therapeutic Dimensions (Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice)
Edited by Estelle Zinsstag and Marie Keenan, 2017
·       Social Work with Sex Offenders: Making a Difference (Social Work in Practice)
By Steve Myers, 2016
·       Social Control of Sex Offenders: A Cultural History
By D. Richard Laws, 2016
·       Treatment of Sex Offenders: Strengths and Weaknesses in Assessment and Intervention
By D. Richard Laws, 2016
Sexual Aggression Against Children: Pedophiles' and Abusers' Development, Dynamics, Treatability, and the Law
By Jerome Blackman and Kathleen Dring, 2016
·       Sex Crime (Crime and Society Series)
By Terry Thomas, 2015 & 2005   All U.K.
·       Sex Crimes: Transnational Problems and Global Perspectives
By Alissa R. Ackerman and Rich Furman, 2015
·       Innovations and Advancements in Sex Offender Research
By Wesley Jennings, 2014
·       Responding to Sexual Offending: Perceptions, Risk Management and Public Protection (Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society)
By Kieran McCartan, 2014 All U.K.
·       Monstrous Crimes and the Failure of Forensic Psychiatry (International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine)
By John Douard and Pamela D. Schultz, 2013
·       Sex Offenders: Punish, Help, Change or Control?: Theory, Policy and Practice Explored (Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice)
Edited by Jo Brayford, Francis Cowe and John Deering, 2012
·       Rehabilitating and Resettling Offenders in the Community
By Anthony H. Goodman, 2012
·       Convicted Sex Offenders: Restrictions and Challenges (Law, Crime and Law Enforcement)
By Joanne D. Rimpell, 2011
·       Increased Surveillance of Sex Offenders: Impacts on Recidivism (Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship)
By Lisa Williams-Taylor, 2011
·       The Registration and Monitoring of Sex Offenders: A Comparative Study
By Terry Thomas, 2011
·       Rehabilitating Sexual Offenders: A Strength-based Approach
By William L. Marshall, Liam E. Marshall, Geris A. Serran and Matt D. O'Brien, 2011
·       Desistance from Sex Offending: Alternatives to Throwing Away the Keys
By Richard Laws & Tony Ward, 2010
·       The Guilt Project: Rape, Morality and Law
By Vanessa Place, 2010
·       Knowledge as Power: Criminal Registration and Community Notification Laws in America
By Wayne Logan, 2009
·       The Modern Day Leper
By Rev. Dick Witherow, 2009
·       Sexual Offending and Restoration (Restorative Justice Classics)
By Mark Yantzi, 2009
·       Sex Offenders: Identification, Risk Assessment, Treatment, and Legal Issues
By Fabian M. Saleh, Albert J. Grudzinskas, John M. Bradford & Daniel J. Brodsky, 2009
·       The Labeling of Sex Offenders: The Unintended Consequences of the Best Intentioned Public Policies
By Sean Maddan, 2008
·       The Shaming of Sexual Offenders: Risk, Retribution and Reintegration
By Anne Marie McAlinden, 2007
·       Sex Offenses and the Men Who Commit Them: An Assessment of Sex Offenders on Probation
By Michelle Meloy, 2006
·       The Socially Skilled Child Molester: Differentiating the Guilty from the Falsely Accused
By Carla Van Dam, 2006
·       Preventing Sexual Violence: How Society Should Cope With Sex Offenders
By John Q. La Fond, 2005
·       Sex Offenders in the Community: Managing and Reducing the Risks (Cambridge Criminal Justice Series)
By Amanda Matravers, 2005
·       Moral Panic: Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America
By Philip Jenkins, 2004
·       Sex Offender Treatment: Accomplishments, Challenges, and Future Directions
By Edmond J Coleman and Michael Miner, 2003

·       Beyond the Offense: Family Involvement and Restorative Trauma Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders
By Doyle K. Pruitt, 2016
·       Sexting and Young People
By Thomas Crofts, Murray Lee, Alyce McGovern, Sanja Milivojevic and Michael Salter, 2015   A lot of Australian cases/laws, but still worth a read
·       Sexting Panic: Rethinking Criminalization, Privacy, and Consent (Feminist Media Studies)
By Amy Adele Hasinoff, 2015
·       Children, Sexuality, and the Law (Families, Law, and Society)
By Ellen Marrus, 2015
·       Sexting and Cyberbullying: Defining the Line for Digitally Empowered Kids
By Shaneen Shariff, 2015
·       Adolescent Sexual Behavior in the Digital Age: Considerations for Clinicians, Legal Professionals and Educators
By Fabian Saleh, Albert Grudzinskas and Abigail Judge, 2014  A good resource for research and court rulings
·       Age of Consent (At Issue Series)
By Olivia Ferguson and Hayley Mitchell Haugen, 2010
·       Juvenile Sexual Offending: Causes, Consequences, and Correction
By Gail Ryan, Tom F. Leversee and Sandy Lane, 2010
·       The Perversion of Youth: Controversies in the Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders
By Frank DiCataldo, 2009
·       An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending
By Franklin E. Zimring, 2009
·       The Juvenile Sex Offender
By Howard Barbaree and William Marshall, 2008
·       Juvenile Sex Offenders: What the Public Needs to Know
By Camille Gibson and Donna M. Vandiver, 2008
·       Adolescence, Sexuality, and the Criminal Law: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality Monographic Separates)
By Vern L Bullough, 2005
·       Jailbait: The Politics of Statutory Rape Laws in the United States
By Carolyn E. Cocca, 2004 

     On-Line Safety/Internet Stings/Child Pornography:
·       Caught in the Web of the Criminal Justice System: Autism, Developmental Disabilities and Sex Offenses
Edited by: Lawrence A. Dubin and Emily Horowitz, 2017
·       Refining Child Pornography Law: Crime, Language, and Social Consequences (Law, Meaning, and Violence)
By Carissa Byrne Hessick, 2016
·       Adolescent Sexual Behavior in the Digital Age: Considerations for Clinicians, Legal Professionals and Educators
By Fabian Saleh, Albert Grudzinskas and Abigail Judge, 2014  a good resource for research and court rulings
·       The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law: What every parent and professional needs to know
By Tony Attwood, Isabelle Henault and Nick Dubin, 2014
·       Internet Sex Offenders
By Michael C. Seto, 2013
·       Understanding and Preventing Online Sexual Exploitation of Children
Edited by Ethel Quayle and Kurt M. Ribisl, 2012
·       A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the World's Largest Experiment Reveals about Human Desire
By Ogi Ogas & Sai Gaddam, 2011
·       Justice Perverted: Sex Offense Law, Psychology, and Public Policy
By Charles Patrick Ewing, 2011
·       In the Shadows of the Net
By Patrick Carnes, 2009
·       Internet Child Pornography and the Law: National and International Responses
By Yaman Akdeniz, 2008
·       Child Pornography: Crime, Computers and Society
By Ian O'Donnell and Claire Milner, 2007
·       Only Pictures?: Therapeutic Work With Internet Sex Offenders
By Ethel Quayle, Dawn Harbinson, Marcus Erooga, Max Taylor and Louise Wright, 2006
·       Viewing Child Pornography on the Internet: Understanding the Offence, Managing the Offender, Helping the Victims
By Ethel Quayle and Max Taylor, 2005
·       Child Pornography: An Internet Crime
By Ethel Quayle and Max Taylor, 2003
·       Beyond Tolerance: Child Pornography Online
By Philip Jenkins, 2001 

     Civil Commitment/SVP’s:
·       Shaming the Constitution: The Detrimental Results of Sexual Violent Predator Legislation
By Michael L. Perlin and Heather Ellis Cucolo, 2017
·       Sexual Predators: Society, Risk and the Law (International Perspectives on Forensic Mental Health)
By Robert Prentky, Howard Barbaree and Eric Janus, 2015
·       Justice Perverted: Sex Offense Law, Psychology, and Public Policy
By Charles Patrick Ewing, 2011
·       Failure to Protect: America's Sexual Predator Laws and the Rise of the Preventive State
By Eric S. Janus, 2009
·       It's Okay We're Only Sex Offenders
By Alan Rigby, 2008
·       Protecting Society from Sexually Dangerous Offenders: Law, Justice, and Therapy (Law and Public Policy)
By Seth C. Kalichman and John Q. La Fond, 2003
·       Evaluating Sex Offenders: A Manual for Civil Commitments and Beyond 
By Dennis M. Doren, 2002

     America’s Justice System/Prosecutors/Restorative Justice:
·       Unusually Cruel: Prisons, Punishment, and the Real American Exceptionalism
By Marc Morjé Howard, 2017
·       Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics
By Marie Gottschak, 2015  
·       A Costly American Hatred
By Joseph Rodney Dole II, 2015
·       Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice
By Sidney Powell, 2014
·       Miscarriages of Justice: Actual Innocence, Forensic Evidence, and the Law
By Brent E. Turvey and Craig M Cooley, 2014
·       Inferno: An Anatomy of American Punishment
By Robert A. Ferguson, 2014
·       The Punisher's Brain: The Evolution of Judge and Jury (Cambridge Studies in Economics, Choice, and Society)
By Morris B. Hoffman, 2014
·       The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America
By Todd R. Clear and Natasha A. Frost, 2013
·       The Constitution and the Future of Criminal Justice in America
By John T. Parry and L. Song Richardson, 2013
·       The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
By Michelle Alexander, 2012
·       False Justice: Eight Myths That Convict the Innocent
By Jim Petro and Nancy Petro, 2012
·       Prosecution Complex: America's Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent
By Daniel S. Medwed, 2012
·       The Collapse of American Criminal Justice
By William J. Stuntz, 2011
·       Flawed Criminal Justice Policies: At the Intersection of the Media, Public Fear and Legislative Response
By Frances P. Reddington and Gene Bonham Jr., 2011
·       Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong
By Brandon L. Garrett, 2011  
·       One Nation Under Arrest: How Crazy Laws, Rogue Prosecutors, and Activist Judges Threaten Your Liberty
By Paul Rosenzwieg and Brian W. Walsh, 2010
·       The Guilt Project: Rape, Morality and Law
By Vanessa Place, 2010
·       Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality
By Sylvia Clute, 2010
·       Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor
By Angela J. Davis, 2009
·       Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court
By Amy Bach, 2009
·       Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent
By Harvey A. Silverglate, 2009
·       The Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice
By Paul Craig Roberts, 2008
·       The Wrong Guys: Murder, False Confessions, and the Norfolk Four
By Tom Wells and Richard Leo, 2008
·       Thinking about Crime: Sense and Sensibility in American Penal Culture (Studies in Crime and Public Policy)
By Michael Tonry, 2006
·       Surviving Justice: America's Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated
By Dave Eggers, Lola Vollen & Scott Turow, 2005
·       No Crueler Tyrannies: Accusation, False Witness, and Other Terrors of Our Times
By Dorothy Rabinowitz, 2004
·       Go Directly to Jail: The Criminalization of Almost Everything
By Gene Healy, 2004
·       Actual Innocence: When Justice Goes Wrong and How to Make it Right
By Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld and Jim Dwyer, 2003
·       The Politics of Injustice: Crime and Punishment in America
By Dr. Katherine A. Beckett & Theodore Sasson, 2003
·       Anatomy of the McMartin Child Molestation Case
By Edgar W. Butler, 2001
·       Witch Hunt: A True Story of Social Hysteria and Abused Justice
By Kathryn Lyon, 1998
·       Convicted but Innocent: Wrongful Conviction and Public Policy
By Ronald Huff, Dr. Arye Rattner & Edward Sagarin, 1996
·       Presumed Guilty: When Innocent People Are Wrongly Convicted
By Martin Yant, 1991 

     Panic, Fear, Crisis, the Media and Creating Villains/Scapegoats:
·       Social Deviance
By Tim Delaney, 2017
·       Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus
By Laura Kipnis, 2017
·       The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities
By Robert David Johnson and Stuart Taylor, 2017 
·       Psychology of Fear, Crime and the Media: International Perspectives (Researching Social Psychology)
Edited by Derek Chadee, 2015
·       Sex Crime and the Media
By Chris Greer, 2012 & 2003
·       Sex Panic and the Punitive State
By Roger N. Lancaster, 2011
·       Popular Trauma Culture: Selling the Pain of Others in the Mass Media
By Anne Rothe, 2011
·       Fearmonger: Stephen Harper's Tough-on-Crime Agenda
By Paula Mallea, 2011
·       The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear
By Seth Mnookin, 2011
·       Media, Crime, and Criminal Justice
By Ray Surette, 2010
·       The Science of Fear: How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your Brain
By Daniel Gardner, 2009
·       Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
By Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson, 2008
·       Critical Readings: Moral Panics and the Media (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies)
By Chas Critcher, 2006
·       Moral Panic: Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America
By Philip Jenkins, 2004
·       Media Mythmakers
By Benjamin Radford, 2003
·       Creating Fear: News and the Construction of Crisis (Social Problems and Social Issues)
By David Altheide, 2002
·       The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things
By Barry Glassner, 2000
·       The Politics of Child Abuse in America (Child Welfare)
By Lela B. Costin, Howard Jacob Karger and David Stoesz, 1997
·       Moral Panics: The Social Construction of Deviance
By Erich Goode and Ben-Yehuda, 1994
·       Threatened Children: Rhetoric and Concern about Child-Victims
By Joel Best, 1993
·       Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited
By Richard A. Gardner, 1990

Studies, Reports and Presentations (in alphabetical order): 

·       10 Myths and Facts about Sex Offenders: CSOM, August 2000:

·       100,000 Sex Offenders Missing . . . or Are They? Deconstruction of an Urban Legend by Jill S. Levenson and Andrew J. Harris July 2011:

·       2009 Virginia State Crime Commission Power Point Presentations:

·       2011 Associated Press-MTV Digital Abuse Study: Part 2 Teen Sexting and Suicide

·       2011 Associated Press-MTV Digital Abuse Study: Part 2 Teen Sexting and Suicide

·       A Crooked Picture: Re-Framing the Problem of Child Sexual Abuse by Eric Janus, 2009:

·       A Geospatial Analysis of the Impact of Sex Offender Residency Restrictions in Two New York Counties by Jacqueline A. Berenson and Paul S. Appelbaum, June 2010:

·       A Multi-State Recidivism Study Using Static-99R and Static-2002 Risk Scores and Tier Guidelines from the Adam Walsh Act by Kristen M. Zgoba, Michael Miner, Raymond Knight, Elizabeth Letourneau, Jill Levenson and David Thornton, November 2012:

·       A Practitioner’s Guide to Collateral Consequences of Conviction by Christine Tramontano, 2006:


·       A Snapshot of Juvenile Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws: A Survey of the United States by Nicole Pittman and Quyen Nguyen, 2011:

·       A Study in “Actuarial Justice”: Sex Offender Classification Practice and Procedure by Wayne A. Logan, April 2000:

·       Accuracy of sexually violent person assessments of juveniles adjudicated for sexual offenses by M.F. Caldwell, 2013

·       Adolescent Sexual Behavior and the Law by Brittany Logino Smith and Glen A. Kercher - Crime Victims’ Institute • Criminal Justice Center • Sam Houston State University, March 2011:

·       African Americans Wrongly Convicted of Sexual Assault Against Whites: Eyewitness Error and Other Case Features, by Matthew B. Johnson, Shakina Griffith and Carlene Y. Barnaby, September 2013:

·       Against Juvenile Sex Offender Registration by Catherine L. Carpenter , September 2013:

·       American and Canadian Approaches to Sex Offenders: A Study of the Politics of Dangerousness by Michael Petrunik, Lisa Murphy, & J. Paul Fedoroff, December 2008:

·       An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Community Notification and Registration: Do the Best Intentions Predict the Best Practices? by Kristen Zgoba, Bonita M. Veysey and Melissa Dalessandro November 2009:

·       An Analysis of Thirty-Five Years of Rape Reform: A Frustrating Search for Fundamental Fairness by Richard Daniel Klein, 2008

·       An Era of Human Zoning: Banishing Sex Offender from Communities Through Residence and Work Restrictions, by Amber Leigh Bagley, 2008:

·       An Examination of the Degree to Which Sex Offenders Kill by Lisa L. Sample, September 2006:

·       Another collateral consequence?: Examining homeless shelters policies on sex offenders across four states. By Shawn M. Rolfe, May 2015:

·       Are Forensic Experts Biased by the Side that Retained Them? by Daniel C. Murrie, Marcus T. Boccaccini, Lucy A. Guarnera and Katrina Rufino, 2013:

·       Asperger’s Syndrome and the Criminal Law: The Special Case of Child Pornography by Mark Mahoney, 2009:

·       Asperger's Adolescent Sex Addict, Sex Offender: A Case Study by Eric Griffin-Shelley, January 2010:

·       Aspergers Teens and Sexual Issues: The two most important issues to address with Aspergers teens are sexual safety and social issues related to sexuality.

·       Assessing the Impact of Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification On Sex-Offending Trajectories by Richard Tewksbury Wesley G. Jennings, May 2010:

·       Assessing the Sex Offender With Asperger’s Disorder: A Forensic Psychological and Neuropsychological Perspective by John Matthew Fabian, September 2011:

·       Assessing Volitional Impairment in Sexually Violent Predator Evaluations by Frederick Winsmann, 2012:

·       Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers: A Reasoned Approach: Reshaping Sex Offender Policy to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, by Joan Tabachnick and Alisa Klein, April 2011:

·       Assumptions and Evidence Behind Sex Offender Laws: Registration, Community Notification, and Residence Restrictions by Kelly M. Socia Jr and Janet P. Stamatel, January 2010:

·       Avoiding Garbage in Sex Offender Re-Offense Risk Assessment by Gregory Declue, April 2003:,offender

·       Balanced Justice: Cost-Benefit Analysis and Criminal Justice Policy by Jennifer Rosenberg, October 2011:

·       Banishment By a Thousand Laws: Residency Restrictions on Sex Offenders by Corey Rayburn Yung, January 2008:

·       Banishment of Sex Offenders: Individual Liberties, National Rights and the Dormant Commerce Clause, Environmental Justice, and Alternatives, by Shelley Ross Saxer, Pepperdine University, September 2008:

·       Barred Forever: Seniors, Housing and Sex Offense Registration by Mary Helen McNeal and Patricia Warth, April 2013

·       Be They Fish or Not Fish: The Fishy Registration of Nonsexual Offenders, by Ofer Raban, University of Oregon, August 2007:

·       Boon or Barrier to Prosecution? The Real World Impact of Sex Offender Registration Requirements by Rose Corrigan, April 2010:

·       Brandishing the Mark of Cain: Defects in the Adam Walsh Act by Joseph L. Lester, December 2008:

·       “Brothers Under the Bridge”: Factors Influencing the Transience of Registered Sex Offenders in Florida By Kelly M. Socia, Jill S. Levenson, Alissa R. Ackerman and Andrew J. Harris, December 2015:

·       Can violence risk assessment really assist in clinical decision-making? By Matthew Large, Christopher Ryan, Sascha Callaghan, Michal Paton and Swaran Singh, 2013

·       Catch Me If You Can: : An Analysis of Fugitive Sex Offenders by Jill Levenson, April 2013:

·       Challenging the Punitiveness of 'New-Generation' SORN Laws By Wayne Logan, May 2018

·       Child Pornography and the Restitution Revolution by Cortney Lollar, August 2012:

·       Child Pornography Sentencing: The Road Here and the Road Ahead by Ian N. Friedman & Kristina W. Supler, December 2008:

·       Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators in Virginia: Submitted by Angela Axselle and Jill Ryan, Assistant Attorney Generals, March 2007:

·       Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators, March 2008:

·       Civil Commitment Practices in Virginia Perceptions, Attitudes, and Recommendations A Report for the Commission on Mental Health Law Reform, Commonwealth of Virginia, April 2007:

·       Collateral Damage: Family Members of Registered Sex Offenders by Jill Levenson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Human Services at Lynn University Published in (2009) issue of American Journal of Criminal Justice:

·       Criminal Justice Federalism and National Sex Offender Policy, by Wayne A. Logan January 2009:

·       CRS Report for Congress: Civil Commitment of Sexually Dangerous Persons, July 2007:

·       Database Infamia: Exit from the Sex Offender Registries By Wayne A. Logan, April 2015:

David D’Amora, M.S., LPC, CFC

·       DBHDS: Virginia Sexually Violent Predator Program and VCBR, January 14, 2011:

·       Deconstructing the Myth of Careful Study: A Primer on the Flawed Progression of the Child Pornography Guidelines, by Troy Stabenow, January 2009:

·       Delineating Sexual Dangerousness by Fredrick E. Vars, May 2012:

·       Denying Defendants the Benefit of a Resonable Doubt: Federal Rule of Evidence 609 and Past Sex Crime Convictions by Julia T. Rickert, 2010:

·       Disentangling Child Pornography from Child Sex Abuse, by Carissa Byrne Hessick, March 2010:

·       Do Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws Affect Criminal Behavior? By JJ Prescott and Jonah E. Rockoff, January, 2010:

·       Do Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws Affect Criminal Behavior? by J.J. Prescott and Jonah E. Rockoff, February 2008:

·       Do Sex Offender Registration and Notification Requirements Deter Juvenile Sex Crimes? By Medical University of South Carolina, May 2010:

·       Do Sex Offender Registries Make Us Less Safe? By J.J. Prescott , June 2012:

·       Down to the Wire: As the deadline approaches to comply with federal rules on sex offenders, some states are saying “no thanks.” by Donna Lyons, June 2011:

·       Effectiveness of Residence Restrictions in Preventing Sex Offense Recidivism by Matt R. Nobles, Jill S. Levenson and Tasha J. Youstin, November 2008:

·       Effects of Sex Offender Registration Policies on Juvenile Justice Decision Making by Elizabeth J. Letourneau, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Debajyoti Sinha and Kevin Armstrong, January 2009:

·       Effects of South Carolina’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Policy on Deterrence of Adult Sex Crimes by Elizabeth J. Letourneau, Jill S. Levenson, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Kevin S. Armstrong and Debajyoti Sinha, May 2010:

·       Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies: Final Report of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force to the Multi-State Working Group on Social Networking of State Attorneys General of the United States, December 2008:

·       Erecting the Case Against the Penile Plethysmograph: Why Mandated PPG Testing Must be Eliminated as A Condition of Supervised Release By Max B Bernstein, January 2016

·       Estimating the Effect of Crime Risk on Property Values and Time on Market: Evidence from Megan's Law in Virginia by Scott Wentland, Bennie D. Waller Jr. and Raymond T. Brastow, October 2012:

·       Evaluating the Effectiveness of Sex Offender Registration and Notification Policies for Reducing Sexual Violence Against Women by Elizabeth J. Letourneau, Jill S. Levenson, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Debajyoti Sinha, and Kevin S. Armstrong, September 2010:

·       Examining Factors That Predict Public Concern About the Collateral Consequences of Sex Crime Policy by Christina Mancini, January 2013

·       Exonerations in the United States, 1989–2012 by Samuel R. Gross and Michael Shaffer, June 2012:

·       Fact Sheets Examine Impact of Sex Offender Registries: Justice Policy Institute, September 2008:

·       Failure-to-Register Laws and Public Safety: An Examination of Risk Factors and Sex Offense Recidivism by Offense Recidivism by Levenson, Sandler and Freeman, April 2012:

·       Fixing a Non-Existent Problem with an Ineffective Solution: Doe v. Snyder and Michigan's Punitive
Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws Joshua E. Montgomery, 2017

·       Freud on the Court: Reinterpreting Sexting and Child Pornography Law Matthew H. Birkhold, April 2013

·       'Frightening and High': The Supreme Court’s Crucial Mistake About Sex Crime Statistics By Ira Mark Ellman and Tara Ellman, September 2015:

·       From Innocent Boys to Dirty Old Men: Why the Sex Offender Registry Fails Our Children by Elizabeth Berenguer Megale, June 2011:

·       From Peer-to-Peer Networks to Cloud Computing: How Technology Is Redefining Child Pornography Laws by Audrey Rogers, February 2012:

·       From Wetterling to Walsh: The Growth of Federalization in Sex Offender Policy by Richard G. Wright, December 2008:

·       Gangsters to Greyhounds: The Past, Present and Future of Offender Registration by Elizabeth Reiner Platt, December 2013:

·       GAO: Registered Sex Offenders: Sharing More Information Will Enable Federal Agencies to Improve Notifications of Sex Offenders' International Travel February 2013:

·       GAO: Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act: Jurisdictions Face Challenges to Implementing the Act, and Stakeholders Report Positive and Negative Effects, February 2013:

·       How Often Are Teens Arrested for Sexting? Data From a National Sample of Police Cases by Janis Wolak, David Finkelhor and Kimberly J. Mitchell, January 2012

·       How Risky Are Social Networking Sites? A Comparison of Places Online Where Youth Sexual Solicitation and Harassment Occurs by Michele L. Ybarra and Kimberly J. Mitchell, January 2008:

·       How Safe Are Trick-or-Treaters? An Analysis of Child Sex Crime Rates on Halloween. by Mark Chaffin, Jill Levenson, Elizabeth Letourneau, and Paul Stern, July 2009:

·       Implementing the Adam Walsh Act’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Provisions: A Survey of the States by Andrew J. Harris and Christopher Lobanov-Rostovsky, September 2009:

·       Implications of Static-99 Field Reliability Findings for Score Use and Reporting by Marcus T. Boccaccini, Daniel C. Murrie, Cynthia Mercado, Stephen Quesada, Samuel Hawes, Amanda K. Rice and Elizabeth L. Jeglic, January 2012:

·       Incarcerated Sex Offenders’ Expectations for Reentry by Richard Tewksbury and Heith Copes, March 2013:

·       Inequitable Sentencing for Possession of Child Pornography: A Failure To Distinguish Voyeurs from Pederasts by Jesse P. Basbaum, May 2010:

·       Inevitable Recidivism —The Origin and Centrality of an Urban Legend by Tamara Rice Lave, April 2011:

·       Inevitable Recidivism: The Origin and Centrality of an Urban Legend by Tamara Rice Lave, September 2012:

·       Introduction to Special Issue on Sex Offenses and Offenders: Toward Evidence-Based Public Policy by Andrew J. Harris and Arthur J. Lurigio, May 2010:

·       Involuntary Civil Commitment in Virginia: Impediments to Emergency Patient Care and Recommendations for Change Virginia College of Emergency Physicians, October 2007:

·       Involuntary Civil Commitment Related to Criminal Offenses National District Attorneys Association, December 2010:

·       JLARC 2011 Civil Commitment Report:
Full report, 202 pages
Presentation, 90 slides

·       Justice Center Council of State Governments: States Report Reductions in Recidivism, September 2012:

·       Justice Served? The High Cost of Juvenile Sex Offender Registration by Phoebe Geer, 2008:

·       Juvenile Sex Offender Laws Inconsistent, National Juvenile Justice Network, November 2011:

·       Juvenile Sex Offender Recidivism Rates in Virginia: 10 Year Follow-Up, July 2005:

Kurt Bumby, Ph.D.

·       Let the Burden Fit the Crime: Extending Proportionality Review to Sex Offenders by Erin Lynn Miller, March 2014:

·       Life Before the Modern Sex Offender Statutes, by Deborah W. Denno, Fordham University School of Law, January 2009:

·       Lifers on the Outside, Sex Offenders and Disintegrative Shaming, by Monica L. P. Robbers Marymount University, February 2009:

·       Longitudinal Association Between Teen Sexting and Sexual Behavior by Jeff R. Temple and HyeJeong Choi, October 2014

·       Making Outcasts out of Outlaws: The Unconstitutionality of Sex Offender Registration and Criminal Alien Detention Source: Harvard Law Review Association, Vol. 117, No. 8 June 2004: Making Outcasts out of Outlaws

·       Making Sense out of Nonsense: The Deconstruction of State-Level Sex Offender Residence Restrictions by Michelle L. Meloy, Susan L. Miller and Kristin M. Curtis, October 2008:

·       Measuring the Impact of Sex Offender Notification on Community Adoption of Protective Behaviors by Rachel Bandy, April 2011:

·       Megan’s Law and Its Impact on Community Re-Entry for Sex Offenders, by Jill S. Levenson, July 2007:$FILE/Lev_Megan.pdf

·       Misperceptions of Sex Offender Perpetration: Considering the Impact of Sex Offender Registration by Sarah W. Craun and Matthew T. Theriot, December 2009:

·       Myths and Facts about Sexual Offenders: Implications for Treatment and Public Policy by Timothy Fortney, Jill Levenson, Yolanda Brannon and Juanita N. Baker 2007:

·       Net-widening in Delaware: The Overuse of Registration and Residential Treatment for Youth Who Commit Sex Offenses, by Chrysanthi S. Leon, David L. Burton and Dana Alvare, February 2010:

·       Never Going Home: Does it Make Us Safer? Does it Make Sense? Sex Offenders Residency Restrictions and Reforming Risk Management Law by Caleb Durling - The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 97, No. 1 Fall 2006:

·       Never Innocent: Feminist Trouble with Sex Offender Registries and Protection in a Prison Nation by Erica R. Meiners, 2009:

·       No Easy Answers: Human Rights Watch Study, September 2007:

·       Off to Elba: The Legitimacy of Sex Offender Residence and Employment Restrictions by Joseph L. Lester, 2006:

·       Office of Inspector General unexpected visit to VCBR in 2008:

·       Office of the Legislative Auditor: State of Minnesota Evaluation Report Summary on Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders, March 2011:

·       On Statutory Rape, Strict Liability, and the Public Welfare Offense Model by Catherine L. Carpenter, 2003

·       One of These Laws is Not Like the Others: Why the Federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act Raises New Constitutional Questions, by Corey Rayburn Yung, August 2008:

·       Online Predators and Their Victims: Myths, Realities and Implications for Prevention and Treatment, by Janis Wolak, David Finkelhor, Michele L. Ybarra and Kimberly Mitchell, 2008:

·       Pedophilia: An Evaluation of Diagnostic and Risk Prediction Methods By Robin J. Wilson, Jeffrey Abracen, Jan Looman, Janice E. Picheca and Meaghan Ferguson, November 2010:

·       Perceptions and Coping With Punishment: How Registered Sex Offenders Respond to Stress, Internet Restrictions, and the Collateral Consequences of Registration by Richard Tewksbury and Kristen M. Zgoba, June 2009:

·       Perpetual Panic, by Michael O’Hear Marquette University Law School, March 2009:

·       Pew Center: State of Recidivism The Revolving Door of America’s Prisons, April 2011

·       Portmanteau Ascendant: Post-Release Regulations and Sex Offender Recidivism By J.J. Prescott, May 2016

·       Post-Release Controls for Sex Offenders in the U.S. and UK by Roxanne Lieb, Hazel Kemshall and Terry Thomas, June 2011:

·       Presentation- Council of State Governments Justice Center April 23, 2014: An Overview of Sex Offender Reentry: Building a Foundation for Professionals

·       Prevalence and Patterns of Sexting Among Ethnic Minority Urban High School Students by Melissa Fleschler Peskin, Christine M. Markham, Robert C. Addy, Ross Shegog, Melanie Thiel, and Susan R. Tortolero, January 2013:

·       Preventing Sex-Offender Recidivism Through Therapeutic Jurisprudence Approaches and Specialized Community Integration by Heather Cucolo and Michael L. Perlin, July 2012:

·       Preventing Sexual Violence: Setting Principled Constitutional Boundaries on Sex Offender Commitments by Eric S. Janus, June 2010:

·       Profiling Online Sex Offenders, Cyber-Predators and Pedophiles, By Dr. Kimberly Young, The Center for Internet Addiction Recovery, 2005:

·       Prosecuting the Victim: The Legal Impact of the Sexting Trend by Joseph Holaska, April 2010:

·       Prosecutions Under the Adam Walsh Act: Is America Keeping Its Promise? by Emily A. White, May 2008:

·       Prospective Actuarial Risk Assessment: A Comparison of Five Risk Assessment Instruments in Different Sexual Offender Subtypes, by Martin Rettenberger, Anna Matthes, Douglas P. Boer and Reinhard Eher, March 2010:

·       Protecting Our Children from Sex Offenders: Have We Gone Too Far? By Steven J. Costigliacci, December 2007:

·       Public Safety, Individual Liberty and Suspect Science: Future Dangerousness Assessments and Sex Offender Laws, by Melissa Hamilton, April 2010:

·       Raised on the Registry: The Irreparable Harm of Placing Children on Sex Offender Registries in the US: Human Rights Watch, May 2013:

·       Registering Harm: How Sex Offender Registries Fail Youth and Communities, Justice Policy Institute, November 2008:

·       Regulating Sexual Harm: Strangers, Intimates, and Social Institutional Reform by Allegra M. McLeod, December 2014:

·       Report of the Sex Offender Policy Task Force: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, February 2007: (View PDF)

·       Residence Restriction Legislation, Sex Crime Rates, and the Spatial Distribution of Sex Offender Residences by Kelly M. Socia, September 2011:

·       Residential Proximity to Schools and Daycare Centers: Influence on Sex Offense Recidivism, An Empirical Analysis by Jill Levenson, Ph.D., December 2008: 

·       Rethinking Proportionality Under the Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause By John F. Stinneford, August 2010:

·       Rethinking the Indefinite Detention of Sex Offenders by Fredrick E. Vars, May 2011:

·       Revealing the Rapist Next Door: Property Impacts of a Sex Offender Registry By Susan Yeh, August 2015:

·       Romeo and Juliet: The 21st Century Juvenile Sex Offenders by Chauntelle R. Wood, March 2012:

·       Sanctions for Sex Offenders: Fear and Public Policy by Erin Comartin, Roger Kernsmith & Poco Kernsmith, September 2009:

·       Sending Sexually Explicit Photos by Cell Phone – More Common Among Teens Than You Might Think by Donald Strassberg , June 2012:

·       Sending Sexually Explicit Photos by Cell Phone – More Common Among Teens Than You Might Think by Donald Strassberg , June 2012:

·       Sex Offender as Scapegoat: The Monstrous Other Within by John Douard, 2008:

·       Sex Offender Commitments: Debunking the Official Narrative and Revealing the Rules-in-Use by Eric S. Janus, May 2011:

·       Sex Offender Community Notification Laws: Are Their Effects Symbolic or Instrumental in Nature? By Lisa L. Sample, Mary K. Evans and Amy L. Anderson, March 2011:

·       Sex Offender Law and the Geography of Victimization By Amanda Y. Agan and J.J. Prescott, May 2015:

·       Sex Offender Laws in America: Can Panic-Driven Legislation ever Create Safer Societies? by Michelle L. Meloy, Yustina Saleh and Nancy Wolff, December 2007:

·       Sex Offender Policies in an Era of Zero Tolerance What does effectiveness really mean? by Jill S. Levenson, April 2011:

·       Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification: Past Present and Future, by Wayne A. Logan, February 2008:

·       Sex Offender Registration and Notification: Limited Effects in New Jersey by Kristen M. Zgoba and Karen Bachar, National Institute of Justice, April 2009:

·       Sex Offender Registries: Fear without Function? by Amanda Agan, December 2008:

·       Sex Offender Registries: Fear without Function? By Amanda Agan, September 2010:

·       Sex Offender Residence Restrictions: Unintended Consequences and Community Reentry, by Jill S. Levenson, 2007:

·       Sex Offender Treatment: Reconciling Criminal Justice Priorities and Therapeutic Goals by Mary Ann Farkas & Gale Miller, December 2008:

·       Sex-Based Sentencing: Sentencing Discrepancies Between Male and Female Sex Offenders by Randa Embry and Phillip M. Lyons Jr., March 2012:

·       Sexting Among Young Adults, by Deborah Gordon-Messer, Jose Arturo Bauermeister, Alison Grodzinski and Marc Zimmerman, July 2012:

·       Sexting and Freedom of Expression: A Comparative Approach by JoAnne Sweeny May 2014:

·       Sexting and Sexual Behavior Among Middle School Students by Eric Rice, Jeremy Gibbs, Hailey Winetrobe, Harmony Rhoades, Aaron Plant, Jorge Montoya and  Timothy Kordic, July 2014:

·       Sexting and Sexual Behavior in At-Risk Adolescents by Christopher D. Houck, David Barker, Christie Rizzo, Evan Hancock, Alicia Norton, and Larry K. Brown, January 2014

·       'Sexting' and the First Amendment by John A. Humbach, 2010:

·       “Sexting” and Sex Offender Registration: Do Age, Gender, and Sexual Orientation Matter? by Erin Comartin, Roger Kernsmith & Poco Kernsmith, November 2012:

·       Sexting or Self-Produced Child Pornography? The Dialogue Continues – Structured Prosecutorial Discretion within a Multidisciplinary Response by Mary Leary, Spring 2010:

·       Sexting: A Typology by Janis Wolak & David Finkelhor, March 2011:

·       Sexual Offender Laws and Prevention of Sexual Violence or Recidivism by Kelly K. Bonnar-Kidd, March 2010:

·       Sexual Predator Laws: A Two-Decade Retrospective by Eric S. Janus & Robert A. Prentky, December 2008:

·       Sexually Violent Predator Laws and the Liberal state: An Ominous Threat to Individual Liberty, by John Q. La Fond, 2008:

Shenique S. Thomas, Ph.D.

·       Should Having Antisocial Personality Qualify A Rapist For SVP Commitment? by Allen Fances, July 2011:

·       Societal Reaction to Sex Offenders: A Review of the Origins and Results of the Myths Surrounding their Crimes and Treatment Amenability by James F. Quinna, Craig J. Forsythb & Carla Mullen-Quinnc, August 2010:

·       Static-99R: Item #1 – What is the Offenders Age?: A Lack of Consensus Leads to a Defective Actuarial by Dean R. Cauley and Michelle D. Brownfield, March 2013:

·       Still Time to Rethink the Misguided Approach of the Sex Offender Notification Act (SORNA) by Amy Baron-Evans, May 2008:

·       Sting Operations, Undercover Agents and Entrapment, by Bruce Hay, October 2003:

·       Structuring Relief for Sex Offenders from Registration and Notification Requirements: Learning from Foreign Jurisdictions and from the Model Penal Code: Sentencing By Nora V. Demleitner, April 2018

·       Symposium: Predators, Porn & the Law: America's Children in the Internet Era: The Disappearing Ex Post Facto Clause: From Substantive Bulwark to Procedural Nuisance by Corey Rayburn Yung, 2011:

·       Symposium: Preventative Detention: Sex Offender Exceptionalism and Preventive Detention by Corey Rayburn Yung, 2011:

·       Teens and Sexting by Pew Research Center December 2009:

·       The $62 Million Question: Is Virginia’s New Center to House Sexually Violent Predators Money Well Spent? by Molly Geissenhainer, 2008:

·       The Adam Walsh Act and the Failed Promise of Administrative Federalism by Wayne A. Logan, July 2010:

·       The Adam Walsh Act: A False Sense of Security or an Effective Public Policy Initiative? by Naomi J. Freeman and Jeffrey C. Sandler, 2009:

·       The Adam Walsh Act: Scarlet Letter, by Lara Geer Farley, April 2008:

·       The Biasing Effect of the 'Sexually Violent Predator' Label on Legal Decisions By Nicholas Scurich, Jennifer Gongola and Daniel A. Krauss, March 2016

·       The California Sexually Violent Predator Statute, California Coalition for Sexual Offending, January 2009: The California Sexually Violent Predator Statute.pdf

·       The Case for Modifying Juvenile Sex Offender Registry Requirements in Delaware, by Stand Up for what’s Right and Just 2011:

·       The Center for Disease Control 2011 Report: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), June 2012. Section- Sexual Risk Behavior: HIV, STD, & Teen Pregnancy Prevention:

·       The Child Pornography Crusade and its Net Widening Effect by Melissa Hamilton, August 2011:

·       The Constitutionality of Strict Liability in Sex Offender Registration Laws by Catherine L. Carpenter, 2006

·       The Consumption of Internet Child Pornography and Violent and Sex Offending, BMC Psychiatry, July 2009:

·       The Contribution of Age to the Static-99 Risk Assessment in a Population-Based Prison Sample of Sexual Offenders by Martin Rettenberger, Tanja Haubner-Maclean and Reinhard Eher, 2013

·       The Council of State Governments Resolution in Opposition of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act as it Applies to Juvenile Offenders, December 2008:

·       The Effect of Megan’s Law on Sex Offender Reintegration by Jill S. Levenson and Leo P. Cotter, February 2005:

·       The Effects of Failure to Register on Sex Offender Recidivism by Minnesota Department of Corrections, May 2010:

·       The Effects of Sex Offender Registration and Notification on Judicial Decisions, by Elizabeth J. Letourneau, Jill S. Levenson, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay and Debajyoti Sinha, April 2010:

·       The Efficacy of County-Level Sex Offender Residence Restrictions in New York by Kelly M. Socia, July 2012:

·       The Efficacy of Severe Child Pornography Sentencing: Empirical Validity or Political Rhetoric? by Melissa Hamilton, October 2010:

·       The Emerging Criminal War on Sex Offenders, by Corey Rayburn Yung August 2009:

·       The Evolution of Unconstitutionality in Sex Offender Registration Laws by Catherine L. Carpenter and Amy E. Beverlin, May 2012:

·       The Expansion of Child Pornography Law By Carissa Byrne Hessick, April 2018

·       The federal tier-based sex offender registration and management system put in place in 2006 does not predict risk of recidivism by sex offenders and its authors point to the need for a system based on more empirical data.

·       The Growing Media and Legal Attention to Sex Offenders: More Safety or More Injustice by Emily Horowitz, 2007 FIND LINK

·       The Impact of Sex Offender Residence Restrictions: 1,000 feet from Danger or One Step from Absurd, by Jill Levenson and Leo Cotter, 2005:$FILE/Levenson-1000feet_rule.pdf

·       The Influence of Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws in the United States by Jeffery T. Walker, 2008:

·       The Innocent Defendant’s Dilemma: An Innovative Empirical Study of Plea Bargaining’s Innocence Problem by Lucien E. Dervan and Vanessa Edkins, May 2012 (Over half of the participants in the study were willing to falsely admit guilt in exchange for perceived benefits)

·       The Invisible Man: How the Sex Offender Registry Results in Social Death by Elizabeth Berenguer Megale, October 2011:

·       The Logic of Sexually Violent Predator Status in the United States of America, by Daniel F. Montaldi, 2007:

·       The Mandatory Pretrial Release Provision of the Adam Walsh Act Amendments: How 'Mandatory' Is It, and Is It Constitutional? by Bryan Dearinger, February 2011:

·       The National Juvenile Justice Network: Sex Offender Registry Platform, July 2012:

·       The Need to Debate the Fate of Sex Offender Community Notification Laws by Lisa L. Sample, April 2011:

·       The Perverse Logic of Teen Sexting Prosecutions (and How to Stop It) by Xiyin Tang, October 2012:

·       The Prevalence and Correlates of Depression and Hopelessness among Sex Offenders Subject to Community Notification and Residence Restriction Legislation by Elizabeth L. Jeglic, Cynthia Calkins Mercado and Jill S. Levenson, March 2012:

·       The Procedural Due Process Rights of the Stigmatized Prisoner by Lindsey Webb, May 2012:

·       The Public Safety Impact of Community Notification Laws: Rearrest of Convicted Sex Offenders by Naomi J. Freeman, July 2012:

·       The Pursuit of Safety: Sex Offender Policy in the United States, Vera Institute of Justice, September 2008:

·       The Sex Offender Register: A Case Study in Function Creep, by Terry Thomas, Leeds Metropolitan University, June 2008:

·       The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act and the Commerce Clause by Corey Rayburn Yung, December 2008:

·       The Specter of Sex Offenders on Halloween: Unmasking Cultural, Constitutional, and Criminological Concerns by M.  Benjamin Snodgrass, 2010:

·       The Sponsors of Sex Offender Bills Speak Up: Policy Makers’ Perceptions of Sex Offenders, Sex Crimes, and Sex Offender Legislation by Michelle Meloy, Kristin Curtis and Jessica Boatwright, April 2013:

·       The Vilification of Sex Offenders: Do Laws Targeting Sex Offenders Increase Recidivism and Sexual Violence? by Hollida Wakefield Institute for Psychological Therapies, 2006:

·       There Goes the Neighborhood? Estimates of the Impact of Crime Risk on Property Values from Megan's Laws by Leigh L. Linden and Jonah E. Rockoff , May 2006:

·       Throwaway Children: The Tragic Consequences of a False Narrative By Catherine L. Carpenter,
December 2015,

·       Throwing Away the Key: Has the Adam Walsh Act Lowered the Threshold for Sexually Violent Predator Commitment Too Far? By Tamara Rice Lave, September 2012:

·       Time Served: The High Cost, Low Return of Longer Prison Terms, Pew Center, June 2012:


·       Towards More Effective Sex Offense Legislation: Facts Versus Fears… Believing Versus Knowing by National Center on Institutions and Alternatives, Inc., March 2007:

·       U.S. Department of Justice: A Multi-State Recidivism Study Using Static-99R and Static-2002 Risk Scores and Tier Guidelines from the Adam Walsh Act by Kristen M. Zgoba, Michael Miner, Raymond Knight, Elizabeth Letourneau, Jill Levenson and David Thornton, November 2012:

·       U.S. Department of Justice: Emerging Issues on Privatized Prisons, February 2001:

·       U.S. Supreme Court Decisions and Sex Offender Legislation: Evidence of Evidence-Based Policy? By Christina Mancini and Daniel P. Mears,  Fall of 2013:

·       Understanding and Applying Virginia’s New Statutory Civil Commitment Criteria by Bruce J. Cohen, Richard J. Bonnie, and John Monahan, 2008:

·       Understanding collateral consequences of registry laws: An examination of the perceptions of sex offender registrants by Erika Davis Frenzel, Kendra N. Bowen, Jason D. Spraitz, James H. Bowers, and Shannon Phaneuf, November 2014:

·       Veteran Sex Offenders and Reentry Problems by Bradley Schaffer, April 2011:

·       Veterans in State and Federal Prison, 2004 by Margaret E. Noonan and Christopher J. Mumola, May 2007 : Concludes, Vet Prisoners have More Sex Convictions than Other Inmates

·       Victims in the War on Crime: The Use and Abuse of Victims' Rights by Markus Dirk Dubber, 2006

·       Virginia Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Biennium Budget Update and U.S. Department of Justice and the Commonwealth of Virginia Settlement Agreement Costs, February 2012:

·       Virginia Department of Education: Division of Technology and Career Education – Sexting Implications for Schools, October 2009:

·       What is Smart Sex Offender Policy? by Karen J. Terry, April 2011:

·       What Will it Cost States to Comply with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act? (State by State) by Justice Policy Institute

·       When Evidence Is Ignored: Residential Restrictions For Sex Offenders by Richard Tewksbury and Jill Levenson, December 2007:

·       Where for Art Thou? Transient Sex Offenders and Residence Restrictions by Jill Levenson, Alissa R. Ackerman, Kelly M. Socia and Andrew J. Harris, December 2013:

·       Who are the People in your Neighborhood? A Descriptive Analysis of Individuals on Public Sex Offender Registries by Alissa R. Ackerman, Andrew J. Harris Jill S. Levenson and Kristen Zgoba, May 2011:

·       Widening the Net: The Effects of Transitioning to the Adam Walsh Act’s Federally Mandated Sex Offender Classification System by Andrew J. Harris, Christopher Lobanov-Rostovsky and Jill S. Levenson, May 2010:

·       Youth Sex Offenses Fact and Fiction, Justice Policy Institute, February 2009:$FILE/JPI_Fact.pdf

·       Youth Sexting: Prevalence Rates, Driving Motivations, and the Deterrent Effect of Legal Consequences by Heidi Strohmaier,  Megan Murphy and  David DeMatteo, June 2014