Reply To: “Social, not geographic, proximity facilitates sex crimes.”

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Art B

Here is the url for the Research Brief referenced in the article. https://smart.gov/pdfs/AdultSexOffenderManagement.pdf
There is an entire section with references to various research studies concluding that residency restrictions don’t work. Also, the conclusion in this Research Brief is very clear…
“Finally, the evidence is fairly clear that residence restrictions are not effective. In fact, the research suggests that residence restrictions may actually increase offender risk by undermining offender stability and the ability of the offender to obtain housing, work, and family support. There is nothing to suggest this policy should be used at this time.”