Residence Restrictions

  • Jill S. LevensonEmail author
  • Claudia P. Vicencio


This chapter presents an overview of sex offender residence restriction (SORR) policies and how they have expanded in recent years. The historical rationale for the development of these laws is presented and contrasted with the situational sexual violence prevention literature and stranger danger myth of sexual offenders. The effectiveness and collateral consequences of such laws will also be discussed. Finally, the chapter concludes with recommendations for evidence-based sex offender policy reform.


Residence restrictions Transience Housing Clustering Sex offender Sexual abuse prevention Homelessness 


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  1. 1.Barry UniversityMiami ShoresUSA

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