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Sex Offenders

Sex offenders and the crimes they commit continue to receive public and criminal justice attention. Research on these offenders has examined a broad range of topics, including offender typologies and risk factors for offending; risk assessment measures used to provide treatment and intervention; the impact of sex offender registry and notification laws; and juvenile sex offenders.

In collaboration with the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART), NIJ continues to advance this area of knowledge by soliciting research on emerging issues in the field of sex offender management and treatment.

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Date Modified: August 19, 2014