This is an announcement about an important survey being taken by researchers in regard to the economic impact of being on a sexual offense registry.
Our names are Dr. Jennifer Klein and Dr. Danielle Bailey and we are both Assistant Professors at the University of Texas at Tyler. We are committed to learning more about what experiences come with being a registrant and we are hoping to collect more information from you all. Specifically, we want to examine how life on the registry has impacted you economically. We have done work with Nebraskans Unafraid and with Texas Voices – two groups similar in mission to NARSOL and other advocacy groups.
We feel as though this is a very under-researched area when it comes to registry experiences. Many of our academic colleagues choose to focus on other experiences related to life on the registry (homelessness, harassment, etc.), but the economic impacts have largely been ignored. We feel like this has done you all a disservice and we should be focusing on this issue – it’s one of the most important parts of becoming successful post-conviction. Our survey includes questions focused on lost earning potential, interview experiences, lost jobs, discrimination at work, and your résumés.
We would like to extend an invitation for you to complete the survey remotely. Please let us know if you have any questions about the survey. We are requesting that only registrants complete this survey. While we certainly acknowledge the economic impact that the registry has had on family members and loved ones, we are specifically trying to focus on registrants this time. Thank you for your understanding.
Please access the survey through the following link: https://uttyler.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3mx7fwjKln9ujL7 or https://bit.ly/2OnHRyo
Thanks for your help and your support for this project. We will be happy to share the results with you once the survey is completed.
Drs. Klein and Bailey
|Jennifer L. Klein, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Undergraduate Coordinator