Sex Offender Registration, Notification, Housing and Reentry (IEJ Seminar)
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).