Popular policy responses to youth who commit sex offenses, like listing them on sex offender registries, are largely based on misconceptions about why youth commit such offenses and how best to address their behavior. Furthermore, although widely used in the U.S., registries and notification laws for people who commit sex offenses offer no clear public safety benefits—only a false sense of security.
NJJN's two new fact sheets summarize the research on what we know about youth who commit sex offenses and why registries do not improve public safety.
>> Download Youth Who Commit Sex Offenses: Research Update"
>> Download "Perils of Registering Youth Who Commit Sex Offenses: Research Update"
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