Saturday, October 20, 2007

Legal Research on Sex Offender Laws

A major topic of interest in criminal law and procedure is the sentencing of sex offenders and the management of their return to the community. Law students beginning research on federal or state sex offender legislation and related issues might be wise to begin with "Criminal Justice Resources: Sex Offender Laws," a new research guide posted on This guide focuses on recent developments in federal law, with some analysis of state and local developments. News and statistical sources, along with key government, academic, and professional organization resources on prosecution, risk assessment, civil commitment, and other issues are included. For surveys of state laws and regulations on sex offender registration, try Westlaw's "50 State Surveys," where they are located under Statutes: Criminal Laws and Regulations: Criminal Procedure.

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