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Summary of the National Telephone Survey of Probation and Parole Supervisors (From Managing Adult Sex Offenders: A Containment Approach, P 3.1-3.14, 1996, Kim English, Suzanne Pullen, and Linda Jones, eds. - See NCJ-162392)

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Date Published
January 1996
14 pages
A national telephone survey of 732 probation and parole supervisors gathered information on the management of adult felony sex offenders and indicated practices and procedures linked to effective sex offender management.
The survey was part of an NIJ-sponsored research project on the management of sex offenders. It focused on the use of specialized caseloads and their relationship to progressive practices, the availability of victim information for case management purposes, sex offender management practices and special conditions, sanctioning and revocation practices, sex offender treatment, training, and interagency collaboration. Results revealed the need for immediate improvement in many aspects of adult sex offender management by criminal justice agencies. Some improvements can occur with little cost or delay. The United States Department of Justice and local jurisdictions need to make training in the area of sex offender management a priority. Adult sex offenders should be managed according to an individualized supervision plan. Probation and parole agencies should also implement special supervision conditions for sex offenders that restrict specified activities, including employment that facilitates the offender's access to victims. Jurisdictions should also place priority on developing a variety of immediate, short- term, pre-revocation sanctions for sex offenders who place themselves in high-risk situations. Additional recommendations and footnotes

Date Published: January 1, 1996