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Report to the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission: Sex Offenders

January 2006:

The effective containment of sex offenders has been an ongoing concern for policymakers. In summer 2005, the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission created a Penalty Review Subcommittee to examine the current statutes in Ohio and to determine if there was a need for recommendations to improve Ohio’s management of sex offenders.

The purpose of this report is to provide information on sex offenders in Ohio’s prisons and discuss what works in effectively managing this population, including SORN legislation. Research in Ohio and nationally has found there are effective ways to manage sex offender populations.

Assessing sex offenders when they enter the prison system, developing effective treatment programs while they are in prison and closely supervising offenders when they are released to the community can assist in containing sex offender behavior. The following summarizes the highlights of the report: ..Source.. by Moore, Karhlton F. (2006) Report to the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission: Sex Offenders.

Table from paper
Pettway 2001 is a fabulous resource

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction collected data on 437 male offenders admitted to the Sex Offender Risk Reduction Center (SORRC) for the first five months of 1999. (Pettway, 2001) The data were then used to provide a profile of the offenders in the system at that time.

Notice: 85% of those arrested for a sex crime,
in Ohio during the first 5 months of 1999,
had no prior sex crime history

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