Beginning July 31, 2003, Megan's Law prohibited an offender of a
sexually oriented offense from establishing residence within 1,000
feet of any school-related properties. A major social concern with
this law and its subsequent enforcement is the belief that the
geographic constraints placed on registered sex offenders
effectively eliminate nearly all residential housing options. Dr.
Alan Murray explores spatial analysis issues associated with
examining such laws, and offer insights from analysis of registered
sex offenders in select Ohio municipalities. Comments were provided
by David Berenson (Director of Sex Offender Services, ODRC), Kate
Federle (Professor of Law, OSU) and Richard Tewksbury (Professor of
Justice Administration, U of L).
(The Institute for Excellence in Justice, 2007-10) Pettway, Coretta; Berenson, David
This Best Practices Tool-Kit aims to systematically identify empirical research regarding assessment instruments and treatment practices for incarcerated sex offenders. It highlights several practices and program strategies that are proven, promising, or exemplary best practices and provides references for more extensive reading.
(The Institute for Excellence in Justice, 2007-10-26) Murray, Alan
Alan Murray discusses the use of spatial analysis in assessing sex offender residency restriction laws in an Ohio city. Comments are provided by David Berenson, Katherine Federle and Richard Tewksbury.