Geography and Public Safety’s latest issue focuses on “how mapping and spatial analysis can help jurisdictions understand the effects of restrictions on where sex offenders are allowed to live. Specifically, it discusses how residency restrictions affect recidivism — whether they hamper offenders’ reentry process and make it less likely that they will get treatment and services.”
Other articles in the issue include a “discussion of whether residency restrictions are a good idea, a study of residency restrictions in Minnesota, a report on the use of GPS monitoring for sex offenders in Florida, and a description of a spatial analysis technique for tracking sex offenders piloted by California Department of Corrections data.”
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