Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
First Committee Member
Tamara D. Madensen, Chair
Second Committee Member
Timothy C. Hart
Third Committee Member
M. Alexis Kennedy
Graduate Faculty Representative
Number of Pages
This research explores the impact of sex offender exclusion zones and residency restrictions proposed by Nevada Senate Bill 471. This law would prohibit sex offenders from being within 500 feet of places where children congregate and living within 1,000 feet of these places. Analyses conducted using Geographic Information Systems demonstrate the degree to which offender mobility, housing, employment, and access to social services may be restricted should the law be adopted and enforced. Data are also used to assess the potential impact of the law on victimization patterns. Policy implications, data limitations, and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Crime prevention; Criminology; Criminal justice; Administration of; Sex offenders
Criminal Law | Criminology | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Beecher, Samantha Dawn, "An Assessment of proposed sex offender mobility and residency restrictions in Nevada" (2009). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 955.
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