Success in the Media

Do child victims of sexual abuse become sex offenders?

  In JAMA Pediatrics, NIJ-funded researcher Dr. Cathy Widom discusses findings of a longitudinal study following 908 abused and neglected children and a matched control group into middle age. The study examined commonly held beliefs about the consequences of childhood sexual abuse and the likelihood that these child victims will grow up to “specialize” in […]

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Sex Offenders:74 percent of contacted minors met internet sex offenders

Gentlereaders: There is widespread speculation regarding child sex predators on the internet. Some of the accounts seem to be purely sensational and exploitative. The Library of Congress just released (October, 2009) a bibliography and summation of the research. While not speaking for the Library of Congress, please note that methodologically correct (well done) research can […]

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Sex Offenders:Recidivism of Female Sex Offenders

  Staff Introduction Dear Gentlereaders: Once again, there are differences in the offending characteristics of women and male offenders in the study below. Additional Department of Justice research indicate considerable differences in crime characteristics for women offenders (mostly non-violent crime) histories of abuse and neglect, drug addiction and mental health issues with women offenders having significantly […]

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Sex Offender Tracking–Can States Keep Up?

Dear readers: This article from the Washington Post is a continuation of news coverage detailing growing complexities of justice administration coupled with severe budget difficulties in 35 of the 50 states. At what point do the “complexities” simply overwhelm the capacities of states to deal with crime issues? Crime in America.Net staff. Violator registry is growing […]

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Criminal Offenders on the Internet and Social Media Sites-DC Public Safety

Http://media.csosa.gov –See Radio Shows Welcome to DC Public Safety–Blog, radio, television shows and transcripts on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system. We now average 228,000 requests per month. We welcome your comments or suggestions at [email protected] or at Twitter at http://twitter.com/lensipes. The show interviews Shannon Blalock, Parole and Probation Officer for the Kentucky […]

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Criminal Offenders on the Internet and Social Media Sites

DC Public Safety–230,000 Requests a Month November 10th, 2009 · No Comments    Standard Podcast [30:25m]: Hide Player | Play in Popup | Download Radio show (podcast) available at: http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/audio/2009/11/offenders-on-the-internet-and-social-media-sites-dc-public-safety-230000-reque/ Welcome to DC Public Safety–radio and television shows on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system. See http://media.csosa.gov for our television shows, blog and […]

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