Compounded Stigmatization

Collateral Consequences of a Sex Offense Conviction

Authored by: Kimberly R. Kras , Morgan McGuirk , Breanne Pleggenkuhle , Beth M. Huebner

Handbook on the Consequences of Sentencing and Punishment Decisions

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  August  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138608931
eBook ISBN: 9780429466380
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429466380-12

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Abstract

The mark of a conviction is long lasting, and individuals convicted of sex offenses are doubly marked—first by the nature of the offense and second by the added restrictions and requirements placed on this type of crime. As the public perceives sex offenses to be most egregious and at the highest risk of being repeated, populist punitive legislation has emerged across the United States, and globally, aimed at controlling this group of convicted individuals (Simon, 1998). In the U.S., policies include mandatory dissemination of registry information, lifetime registration, residency restrictions, public registries, GPS monitoring, mandated treatment, and civil commitment. The nature of these policies and practices broadens and deepens the collateral consequences of a sex offense conviction.

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