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I. What Community Members Need to Know
II. Conducting a Community Notification
III. Managing Sex Offenders
IV. The Role of the Community
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Section 3: Lecture Content and Teaching Notes
Managing Sex Offenders in the Community

30 minutes

New Topic IconTOPIC: WHY DO WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MANAGING SEX OFFENDERS IN THE COMMUNITY?
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  • It is inevitable that sex offenders will reside in the general community, either immediately following sentencing or after a period of incarceration in prison or jail.

  • The research that has been conducted regarding the incidence and prevalence of sexual assault reveals that most sex offenders are not under correctional supervision. That is, the majority of those individuals who sexually abuse are not apprehended by the criminal justice system. As such, we should be just as concerned about the sex offenders we do not know about.

  • With specialized treatment and supervision, some sex offenders can be more safely managed in the community.

  • Communities can help by supporting sex offenders' attempts to reintegrate into society and become productive community members.

  • Because of the nature of sexual assault in our society, the majority of sex offenders have victimized someone who will be affected by their incarceration and post-incarceration requirements. In other words, helping sex offenders reintegrate into society helps the families (who may include the primary victim) of sex offenders both financially and emotionally.