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50 State Survey of Sex Offender Registration Laws

January 8, 2010

Social Science Research Network: Fifty State Survey of Adult Sex Offender Registration Laws
by Brenda V. Smith, American University – Washington College of Law; American University – NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape, August 1, 2009

Abstract:
This publication is part of a larger scholarly project and one in a series that aims to create a “legal toolkit” for addressing sexual violence in custody. This chart catalogues statutes that address adult sex offender registration requirements in all fifty states, as well as surrounding territories. This chart provides a list of all registrable offenses; indicates whether sex offender registration is required for staff sexual misconduct; details the type of information maintained in the sex offender registry, community notification and other websites; identifies limitations on residency or employment; and identifies the duration of registration.

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