Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A new typology in sex-offender legislation: An exploration of all laws that affect sex offenders in Nebraska and Iowa
by Meyer, Eric R., M.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2014, 71; 1554408
Abstract (Summary)

Since the 1970's, the United States has enacted anti-crime legislation, particularly against sex offending and offenders. It can be supposed this occurred because of fear of victimization, which lead the public to demand laws to reduce crime. This thesis will use a case study approach to examine all laws that may affect sex offenders and their behaviors (e.g. registration, notification, civil commitment, castration, residency restrictions, mandatory reporting) in two states to determine cross-case variability in the existence and context of laws affecting sex offenders. If variability exists in the number and type of laws across states, consistencies in public safety may vary across state lines. The results can be used to assist future studies seeking to broaden understanding of sex offender laws across a region or the entire U.S.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sample, Lisa L.
Commitee: Blair, Robert, Wright, Emily
School: University of Nebraska at Omaha
Department: Criminal Justice
School Location: United States -- Nebraska
Source: MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Political science, Criminology
Keywords: Iowa, Legislation, Nebraska, Policy making, Sex offender, Typology
Publication Number: 1554408
ISBN: 9781303848452
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