Studies and Articles on Residency Restrictions
"The following links are to research studies and journal articles on the issue of the effectiveness and impacts of sex offender residency laws.
Studies done to date have found that living in close proximity to places where children gather IS NOT A FACTOR IN RECIDIVISM.
As these research articles reveal, residency restrictions often can leave law abiding registrants, and by extension their families, with few, if any, housing opportunities in a community – a steep burden to bear for a policy lacking in any empirical data to justify it.
As with all sex offender sanctions, this policy is rooted in the myth of high recidivism."